Chevron Is Slashing 7,000 Jobs As Oil Prices Continue To Plummet

Chevron Oil Prices and Profit Falls

87,000 people have lost their jobs in the oil sector this year and that number is about to increase. Plummeting oil prices are forcing Chevron to layoff 6,000 to 7,000 employees.

The company is cutting investment by a fourth. “With the lower investment, we anticipate reducing our employee workforce by 6,000-7,000,” chairman and CEO, John Watson, said in a statement.

Watson also says the company remains “focused on improving results by changing outcomes within our control.”

Oil prices fell below $50 in October which resulted in Q3 profit drops of 64% at Chevron.


Analysts are predicting that more jobs will be cut in the oil industry over the coming year as oversupply and falling demand continue to hammer prices into the ground. China’s growth is also slowing, although analysts are still not sure by how much.



With Chevron slashing 7,000 jobs, analysts are now worried that the nation’s second largest oil producer may be realizing that gas prices will remain low for the foreseeable future and that thin margins will leave companies with no choice but to announce another wave of layoffs in the near future.

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at