Intel New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the New Mexico Economic Development Department are partnering to host an Engineering Hiring Event on Aug. 26.

The event will offer an array of growth opportunities for individuals eager to enter the world of semiconductor manufacturing. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Intel’s RR5 building.

“Our Engineering Hiring Event signifies not just an opportunity for career advancement, but a chance to contribute to the technological landscape of New Mexico. Together, we’re charting a path towards innovation and propelling economic growth within the region,” said Katie Prouty, vice president of manufacturing, supply chain and operations.

Intel  announced a $3.5 billion expansion in New Mexico in 2021 that will enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge semiconductor packaging technologies at the site. The investment is expected to create at least 700 high-tech Intel jobs, 1,000 construction jobs and support an additional 3,500 jobs in the state. The hiring initiative supports Intel’s ongoing investment efforts, made possible with support from the CHIPS and Science Act.

“This collaboration exemplifies the power of public-private partnerships in driving workforce development. Through initiatives like the Engineering Hiring Event, we’re collectively shaping a promising future for skilled individuals in our community.” Sarita Nair, Department of Workforce Solutions secretary, said.

Intel aims to hire hundreds of skilled engineers as part of the expansion.

“Intel’s vision aligns harmoniously with our state’s commitment to fostering economic prosperity,” Economic Development Deputy Secretary Jon Clark said.” The Engineering Hiring Event stands as a testament to the vibrant opportunities that lie ahead for the workforce in New Mexico.”

Candidates holding degrees in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, physics and optics are invited to apply to join Intel. Qualified drop-ins with a resume are welcome at the event, and Intel will be doing select on-site interviews during the event.