Intel’s Expansion Shows Merit of Jobs Training

From The Oregonian, “Intel snaps up PCC Rock Creek grads as it feeds record chip demand“:

Intel, feeding record demand for its computer chips, has hired nearly all of the 15 graduates from this June’s class in Portland Community College’s microelectronics program and is looking for more skilled graduates.

The company is enjoying banner sales and is building a new, $3 billion research factory called D1X in Hillsboro. That facility — known as a fab in the chip industry — will employ 1,000 when it opens in 2013.

Intel has 15,000 Oregon workers — more than any other business. And the California-based company plans to add more than 4,000 U.S. jobs this year alone.

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