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€3.6bn spend at Intel plant led to 5,000 jobs

A BUILDING project by computer company Intel has created jobs for more than 5,000 construction workers.

The chip maker has revealed how it has spent €3.6bn over the past three years – the largest single private investment in the State's history – upgrading its Leixlip plant, in Co Kildare.

It has involved the refurbishment of the company's silicon wafer fabrication plants, or Fabs.

Along with the creation of the temporary construction jobs, the company said that the move will also underpin the jobs of the 4,500 employees there into the medium term.

Its president, Renee James, visited the Irish plant today.