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The layoffs are the largest since 2016, when Intel laid off more than 12,000 people.

Intel, Oregon's largest employer, laid off hundreds of workers on Friday, including some at its four Hillsboro campuses.

First reported by The Oregonian, the layoffs are said to include workers in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Intel did not immediately respond to questions from Pamplin Media Group, but in a statement to the media Intel confirmed the layoffs. It did not specify how many people were let go, nor the reason for the cuts.

"Changes in our workforce are driven by the needs and priorities of our business, which we continually evaluate," the company said. "We are committed to treating all impacted employees with professionalism and respect."

Intel's last big layoff came in 2016 when the company let go more than 12,000 employees, including several in Hillsboro.

The Hillsboro area is Intel's largest site. The company employs about 20,000 people in Washington County area with campuses in Hillsboro and Aloha. The company announced earlier this year it is planning a major expansion of its Ronler Acres campus, the most sophisticated Intel manufacturing plant in the world. The company plans to build a third D1X manufacturing plant on the campus over the next several years.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.


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