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Energy Company Announces Layoffs For Lafayette Office And Offshore Locations

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C. Smith

OIL COMPANY LAY-OFFS— An energy company is laying off 135 employees at a Louisiana office and various offshore locations. According to a notice made last month to the Louisiana Workforce Commission: Texas-based Quarter-North Energy made public its layoff plans for the Lafayette office and its offshore locations. Quarter-North had been involved in oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater region. The Houston-based company said it expects to complete the layoffs by Dec. 13th.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.