Intel offers voluntary redundancy to 100 staff


3 Feb 2011

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Intel has offered voluntary redundancy to up to 100 of its staff following the closing of a factory on its Leixlip campus.

The company will close its “Fab 10” facility within the Kildare-based campus in March, which initially offered Pentium chips in 1995.

Demand went away for this and construction began in upgrading the “Fab 14” facility.

Eighty per cent of the staff from Fab 10 underwent an upskilling programme and will move to this newer building. However, the remainder did not take this option.

“Unfortunately, there was about 100 people who for personal or professional reasons weren’t able to make the move to the new facility and we’ve offered them a voluntary redundancy package,” said an Intel spokesperson.