Hundreds laid off in Oklahoma City.
In a statement Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler e-mailed to employees Tuesday, he says as a result of restructuring, approximately 800 employees were informed Tuesday that they will be leaving the company. The Oklahoman reports on its web site that 640 employees were in Oklahoma City. "We are grateful for the contributions of each employee impacted by the work force reduction," Lawler said in the statement provided to KTOK. "It was important to me that we took careful, diligent steps to evaluate our organization and to make sure each affected employee was treated with dignity and respect." He also said the reduction in force completes the reorganization process he outlined in June.