Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal
Halliburton Co. employs 1,900 people in Colorado and currently has more than 150 open positions — including for entry-level people — in the state.
And Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has launched an advertising campaign in hopes of luring the “best people” it can in the face of competition from other companies also scrambling to hire people to work in the state’s booming energy industry.
The television ads started running Monday, and also can be viewed on a new website — available here— that the Houston-based international oilfield services company created to highlight its Colorado operations and employees.
The campaign will focus on Halliburton employees in Colorado, starting with those who volunteered to help victims of the September 2013 floods that washed through northern Colorado’s plains.
“We want to recruit the best people and believe these advertisements will help us reach them,” said Jim Brown, Halliburton’s Denver-based president of the Western Hemisphere operations, in a statement to the company’s Colorado employees last week.