- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Oil services company Baker Hughes is closing a wireline facility in Houma and laying off 60 people.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/16qcV58 ) the layoffs were scheduled to take place this week.

Brandy Brandon, a spokeswoman for Baker Hughes, says the layoff is expected to be permanent.

She says the affected employees will be paid for a 60-day period and benefits will continue for three months after the layoff.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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