Intel Says It Will Add Thousands Of Workers This Year

It’s a buyer’s market for any corporation looking to stock up on talent. Intel is one of all too few businesses taking advantage of increasingly desperate job seekers, announcing it will add 4,000 workers in the U.S. this year.

InfoWorld reports CEO Paul Otellini made the announcement Friday in Oregon, where President Obama was touring an Oregon microprocessor factory.

Said Otellini:

‘These new employees will focus on areas that span the exploration of new materials to create even smaller transistors, to products that we believe will transform the way that health care and education are delivered, to ‘future technologies’ that involve augmented reality and computers that can read minds, or at least anticipate your needs.”

The company, which also announced it will build a $5 billion chip plant in Chandler, Ariz., currently employs 82,000.

Intel plans to add 4,000 workers this year [InfoWorld via IT Business Edge]