Intel yet to decide what plants will be hit by job cuts

Intel yet to decide what plants will be hit by job cuts

Intel Ireland has said it has yet to decide which of its multiple plants worldwide will be affected by 12,000 job cuts.

The American chipmaker - one of Ireland's largest employers - has announced a restructuring programme aimed at making it less dependent on the personal computing market.

There are currently over 4,500 people employed at its R&D facility in Leixlip in Co Kildare - that plant focuses mainly on advanced technologies.

In a statement this morning Intel Ireland has said it can not provide site specific information as of yet.

However, the company did say that the global job losses are expected to come in the form of voluntary and involuntary departures between now and mid-2017.

Statement in full from Intel Ireland this morning:

We are not providing site-specific information at this time.

Overall, however, we expect that these actions will result in a reduction of up to 12,000 positions globally by mid-2017 through site consolidations, a combination of voluntary and involuntary departures, reevaluation of projects, and an increased focus on efficiency in a variety of programs.

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