Thursday 24 May 2018

Intel to cut 12,000 jobs globally amid decline in PC sales

Intel has announced it will cut 12,000 jobs (AP)
Intel has announced it will cut 12,000 jobs (AP)

Intel says it will cut 12,000 jobs - about 11% of its workforce - as it restructures following a decline in sales of personal computers.

The chip maker said the cuts will include "voluntary and involuntary departures" from its operations around the world. Most of the affected workers will be notified in the next 60 days.

Intel said the cuts will provide about 1.4 billion US dollars in annual savings by the time the cuts are completed next year.

The company, based in Santa Clara, California, is a leading supplier of computer chips, but PC sales have been declining steadily in recent years.

It is trying to focus on its most profitable lines of business, which include making processors for data centre computers and Internet-connected gadgets.

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