Cloud Peak Reduces Employees In Its Wyoming and Colorado Offices

(Gillette, Wyo.) This morning County 17 was told that layoffs had begun at the Cloud Peak main office in Gillette. When reached for comment, CPE's director of public affairs, Rick Curtsinger, confirmed that "Today, Cloud Peak Energy reduced roles at its offices in Gillette as well as Broomfield, Colorado." He went on to say that the company continues to try and "weather this current period of oversupply." Since reducing production, they've also tried to implement cost-saving measures like performing in-house maintenance work. "It is Cloud Peak Energy’s goal to efficiently manage this process, as we have done previously with other operational adjustments," he added. "We will evaluate the most efficient way to implement production adjustments and minimize any impact on employees." #county17 #news