Intel Corp. likely will close a plant in Washington state and cut about 10% of its staff at a plant in New Mexico.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker is reorganizing as sales of personal computers shrink. Intel officials said the company will make investments in products and technologies, such as the cloud, that that will foster revenue growth, and drive more profitable mobile and PC businesses.
The company announced last week it plans to cut up to 12,000 positions around the world. Intel said job cuts are expected to amount to about 11% of employees and would occur by the middle of 2017.
Workers at a plant in DuPont, Wash., are girding themselves, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The research and development site, which opened in 1996 and could have housed 3,000 workers, never reached its potential, according to the report. In 2013, Intel transferred 350 of the 690 workers, with many of them winding up at a location in Hillsboro, Ore.
A plant in Rio Rancho, N.M., will also lose about 215 of its 1,900 workers, according to local reports.
Since 2013, about 1,400 of the plants employees have been let go.
Intel is soon expected to reveal plans for locations in Arizona and California, as well. The company also has facilities in China and Israel.