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Intel to cut 12,000 jobs globally

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US tech giant Intel is shedding 12,000 jobs as it seeks to cut reliance on the declining personal computer market.

The maker of computer chips will take a $1.2bn charge to cover restructuring costs.

The job cuts, about 11% of Intel’s workforce, will be made over the next 12 months, Intel said in a statement.

Intel said it wants to “accelerate evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices”.

The company also said on Tuesday chief financial officer Stacy Smith would move to a new role leading sales, manufacturing and operations.

Intel said it would begin a formal search process for a successor.

Shares in the company were down 2.5% in after-hours trading on Wall Street.

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