BP announces another round of layoffs, but not in Alaska

BP's Anchorage headquarters. Image: Wikimedia Commons
BP’s Anchorage headquarters. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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BP announced another round of layoffs Tuesday, as plunging oil prices take a toll on the major producers.

But a spokesperson says this round of cuts will not affect Alaska.

The company will cut 3,000 positions from its worldwide marketing and refining operations. The cuts come on top of the 4,000 layoffs BP announced last month in its global production and exploration units.

In all, the company still expects to cut about 260 jobs in Alaska this year — or 13 percent of its workforce.

The Department of Labor is predicting Alaska will lose about 1,000 oil and gas jobs this year, after e

mployment in the industry hit a record high in 2015.