All eyes are on Ohio as Intel breaks ground at the center of the Silicon Heartland. The momentous occasion will be celebrated by Intel, Ohioans, and the entire nation. President Biden will be in attendance to deliver remarks on rebuilding American manufacturing through the CHIPS and Science Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
In addition to putting shovels in the ground, it is expected that Intel will announce the plans it has for investing in colleges and universities across the state of Ohio that will support and fill the talent pipeline for generations.
In January, Intel announced that it would be onshoring thousands of jobs by building its most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility in Ohio. Since then, JobsOhio has been hard at work helping to bring the generational opportunity to life by securing jobs for thousands of Ohioans and recalibrating manufacturing in the United States.
Building a Talent Pipeline
Work is already underway to build a sustained talent pipeline to support the 3,000 jobs needed in Ohio. JobsOhio is supporting Intel with candidate recruitment marketing, events, and sourcing and pre-screening services through 2025. Engineers, technicians and other administrative roles will be filled with an average wage for the 3,000 jobs of $135,000.
Intel plans to make significant investments over the next decade in partnership with Ohio universities, community colleges and the U.S. National Science Foundation. This investment in talent means that skilled workers will relocate to Ohio, and Ohio students, young people, and families will stay here.
The impact of the Intel project is being felt well beyond Central Ohio. More than 169 existing Ohio businesses across the state are already a part of Intel’s supply chain, and the project is expected to bring additional new businesses to Ohio to support the supply chain.
Intel is bringing an entirely new industry sector in Ohio with a statewide impact, one that will supply and provide opportunity to businesses throughout Ohio. The magnitude of this tech investment is the first of its kind anywhere in the Midwest and puts Ohio on the map for the entire technology industry.