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Intel could create graduate vacancies as 1,000 jobs to open in Ireland

Published: Tuesday, 18 January 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

Computing company Intel will create over 1,000 jobs by upgrading its Leixlip campus, the jobs include 200 high-level manufacturing jobs, which graduate engineers could fill.

The company will invest around $500 million (£313 million) in the area, which will also create 850 temporary construction jobs.

Intel has already invested almost $7 billion (£4.38 billion) in the European country, which is currently going through a particularly bad economic downturn.

Barry O'Leary, chief executive officer of IDA Ireland, a body which encourages investment in the country, said the plans are a "vote of confidence" for the Irish economy.

"Intel is a bell-weather company and this is a significant strategic investment for Ireland," he said. "Given that the initial impact over the next two years will result in over 1,000 jobs between construction, contract and full time employment it is immensely positive news."

Last year, Intel Corporation posted profits of $11.7 billion (£7.33 billion).

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