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Some good news - Intel Jobs boost

April 2021

Great news for Ireland Inc – Intel Jobs Boost

It’s nice to get some good news, especially in these challenging times.

That’s what we got on Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 when Intel announced a further 1,600 permanent jobs for their ever-expanding manufacturing plant in Leixlip, Co Kildare. The jobs will come online over the next 5 years and will create 5,000 construction jobs to build the plant.

The investment will bring to $15 billion the total investment to date that Intel has invested in Ireland and will more than double Intel’s manufacturing space in Ireland and Europe.

On Intel’s website, General Manager of Intel Ireland, Eamonn Sinnott said that Intel plans to make its Leixlip plant one of the “largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturing operations in Europe”, it's a real boost for Ireland, Kildare, and the local community.

The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin said the company has made an enormous contribution to Ireland since it arrived in 1989,  “Intel’s journey in Ireland has been an extraordinary one and these plans for the next phase of its development will enhance its reputation as a global leader in semiconductor innovation and manufacturing. He added “Already a substantial employer in Ireland, with over 5,000 employees, these further new jobs will be most welcome”.

He was not alone in his praise for Intel, Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland describes the news as “exciting, ambitious and innovative” and said the expansion represents a significant investment that will continue to position the Irish site at the centre of Intel’s European operations.

Ireland is a small nation by international standards, only 1% of the overall population of the European Union. We were the only nation in the EU to grow exports in 2020 despite the Covid crisis, that’s very impressive.

It’s a great vote of confidence in Ireland, Ireland Inc is very much open for business.


If you would like any information on the Irish Recruitment market or advice on hiring IT specialists, please contact me (Patrick Docherty at patrick@enterprisepeople.ie) or visit www.enterprisepeople.ie

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