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Intel makes fresh offer of unpaid leave to thousands of staff at Irish operation

The company has renewed an offer to manufacturing staff under which they can take up to three months of unpaid time off as part of moves to achieve ‘cost efficiency’

Manufacturing staff at Intel can take up to 12 weeks off work unpaid as part of the voluntary unpaid leave scheme. Picture: Getty

Intel has extended its unpaid leave scheme by a further three months in a fresh cost-cutting measure, the Business Post has learned, offering up to 2,000 workers thousands of euros to encourage them to take up to 12 weeks off work.

Manufacturing staff at the chipmaker’s campus in Leixlip were yesterday informed that the company was offering its voluntary unpaid leave (VEL) programme in the second quarter of 2023, having previously offered it to staff in the first three months of the year.