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DuPont faces future as 77 Intel workers to leave by end of year

The state Employment Security Department on Tuesday announced Intel’s latest round of layoffs in DuPont.
The state Employment Security Department on Tuesday announced Intel’s latest round of layoffs in DuPont. News Tribune staff file, 2014

The state Department of Employment Security announced Tuesday that Intel will lay off 77 workers in DuPont by the end of the year.

DuPont Mayor Mike Courts said earlier this year that Intel’s DuPont office would close, but didn’t have a timeline.

At the time, DuPont city administrator said the job losses wouldn’t crush the city economy.

“It’s never good for a city to lose a company like Intel,” Danek said. “Having said that … we have other businesses in the building, and I imagine when Intel leaves, other businesses will move in.”

In 2012, Intel was listed as having 900 employees in Pierce County on the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County’s major employers list. By 2014, that number had dropped to 310 workers on the EDB’s list.

Kate Martin: 253-597-8542, @KateReports

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