Intel announced Tuesday plans to build a new facility that will generate hundreds of jobs and bring in over $300 million in construction work to Chandler. The construction will also produce an estimated 1,000 jobs of its own during the building process.
“This significant investment in research and development reflects Intel’s principal role in defining the future for technology,” said Babak Sabi, Intel vice president and director, Assembly and Test Technology Development. “The innovation set to take place within the walls of this new research center will influence technology trends for years to come, and we’re delighted to bring that distinction to the community of Chandler and the state of Arizona.”
While about half of the positions the company will be hiring for over the next 18 months will be filled by individuals with advanced engineering degrees, other positions will be open to candidates with technical degrees and relevant experience. The company will also look to bring in military veterans who have technical training.
“Intel recognizes that highly skilled military veterans are a valuable resource,” said Sabi. “They bring real-world experience and proven expertise that complents the Intel culture.”
The construction is scheduled to be completed by the second half of 2013 and will continue to build Intel’s leadership role in technological development.