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Yelm’s Intel employees affected by move

“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 in the mid 1990s 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.”

“The bigger concern for DuPont and nearby communities will be how deep could the rumored military cuts get at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. That would have a much greater impact,” quoting KING 5’s Liza Javier and Drew Mikkelsen.
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Posted by Steve on October 15, 2013 at 5:03 am | Permalink

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