Top Business Stories Of 2013
Ponca City Now - December 30, 2013 7:30 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – One of Oklahoma’s largest energy companies had a turbulent year with the layoff of hundreds of employees and the forced resignation of its founder.
Chesapeake Energy announced in October that it was laying off 800 workers across the company, including 640 at its Oklahoma City headquarters.
The company said that it still employed 3,500 people at its corporate headquarters and 6,000 across Oklahoma. In January, the company announced that founder Aubrey McClendon would resign on April 1st over what Chesapeake officials called "philosophical differences."
In Tulsa, local and state leaders were praising the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways because they said it would add job security for the 6,000 American Airlines employees who work at a maintenance plant in Tulsa.