Uncertain future for Intel’s Irish workers

Huge job cuts and savings of €1.25 billion per year are necessary, according to chief executive Brian Krzanich, but the full impact on Intel’s 5,200 Irish staff is as yet unclear

24th April, 2016
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A global downturn in the PC market is forcing Intel to reconsider its strategy Picture: Intel

The full impact of Intel’s plan to slash 12,000 job worldwide on its Irish operation remains unclear almost a week after the announcement was made.

The chip-maker, which employs 4,500 staff at its Leixlip campus and 700 staff in Belfast, Cork, and Shannon, announced last week that it was reducing its workforce by 11 per cent worldwide as it shifted its focus from the PC business to data centres and internet of things (IoT) projects.

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