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Intel closes Costa Rica operation, cuts 1,500 jobs

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel, struggling with a shrinking personal computer market, is shutting its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica and eliminating 1,500 jobs, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

"It's being closed and consolidated into our other operations throughout the world," spokesman Chuck Mulloy said of the assembly/test operations in Costa Rica.

Intel will continue to employ around 1,000 people in Costa Rica, Mulloy said.

(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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