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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Intel upgrade to create 850 construction jobs 


Monday, January 17, 2011 




Intel upgrade to create 850 construction jobsAbout 850 construction jobs are to be created as Intel expands its Leixlip technology campus, the company has announced.

The technology giant, which posted record revenues last year, is investing $500 million (€376.9 million) in the construction project as it expects continuing worldwide demand for its products and services in 2011.

A further 200 high end employment positions will be created at the Leixlip campus once the construction work has been completed.

Commenting on the news, IDA Ireland chief executive officer Barry O'Leary welcomed the move and said it is a "significant strategic investment for Ireland".

"Given that the initial impact over the next two years will result in over 1,000 jobs between construction, contract and full time employment it is immensely positive news," he added.

Mr O'Leary also noted that high end manufacturing is key for Ireland's economic growth.

Last week, the IDA said it was supporting French financial software systems developer Murex as it expands its operations in Dublin.
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