How laid-off Intel workers created a lifeline for their out-of-work colleagues

By November 2, 2016Uncategorized
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PORTLAND — Richard Vireday’s career at Intel Corp. began in 1985 while he was working toward a Master’s degree in computer science at the Oregon Graduate Institute.

The wife of his computer architecture instructor worked for the chipmaker, so he signed on for a summer internship with her team. “Then they offered me a job,” he said. “I started early, but did finish my Master’s.”

It would be the start of 31-year career as an Intel software developer, a tenure that came to an end earlier…