Intel moving hundreds of jobs out of state

Intel moving hundreds of jobs out of state

Intel moving hundreds of jobs out of state

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM

DUPONT, Wash. -- Intel is moving hundreds of jobs out of the state of Washington.

On Monday morning, 350 employees at the DuPont campus in Pierce County found out they will be relocated to other Intel locations, likely in Oregon. That's about half of the 690 employees currently working in DuPont.

Another 32 will be laid off. They will have two months with full pay and benefits while they find new work.

The company hopes to keep 310 employees working in DuPont.

The existing Intel campus at DuPont was built to house 3,000 employees. The company hopes to sell the property to someone else and lease back the space for the 310 employees.

Intel says if that doesn't work, those 310 employees will eventually move to Oregon.

After Intel's announcement, DuPont Mayor Michael Grayum posted the following on his Facebook account:

"Intel is a good community partner. We will work closely with them and potential purchasers during this transition."

More to follow.

KING 5's Drew Mikkelsen contributed to this report.

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