Intel tight-lipped on plans for Irish staff amid move to cut thousands of jobs

The move comes amid a slowdown in the PC market

Intel has a large manufacturing site in Leixlip, Kildare. Picture:

Intel has declined to say if its move to cut thousands of jobs amid a major slowdown will affect its Irish business.

The firm is moving to reduce its headcount to cut costs and cope with a sputtering personal-computer market, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

The layoffs will be announced as early as this month, with the company planning to make the move around the same time as its third-quarter earnings report ...