The oil slump continues claiming casualties and the latest bad news involved the Weatherford International oilfield services company.

Having laid off thousands of employees last year, Weatherford has just announced another 6000 will be cut loose companywide.

The Houston Business Journal reports that the cuts are expected to be completed by the first half of the year, and another nine manufacturing and services facilities will be closed as well.

there are no details on exactly where the cuts will be geographically.