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GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Department of Labor Team Up to Host Fab 8 Career Expo

More than 300 Potential Employees to Attend Special Event to Showcase New Career Opportunities

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Albany, NY (August 31, 2010) -

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the New York State Department of Labor announce the "Fab 8 Career Expo" to be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn - Wolf Road in Albany, NY. 

The Fab 8 Career Expo is designed to provide specific information on:  current openings; upcoming career opportunities; information on the necessary skills, education, and qualifications required for a career in semiconductor manufacturing with GLOBALFOUNDRIES; information about the hiring process; and instructions on how to apply for positions at the company's new semiconductor manufacturing facility currently under construction at the Luther Forest Technology Campus near Malta, NY.

Representatives from the company, the NYS Department of Labor, the Center for Economic Growth, regional community colleges, and Local Workforce Investment Boards will also be on hand to provide information about training and education opportunities in the region if you are considering a career in semiconductor manufacturing.

Construction of the new fab, called "Fab 8," began in July 2009 and is on track to begin installing the first manufacturing tools in 2011 and to begin initial manufacturing in 2012. The Fab 8 project is currently the largest commercial economic development project in the United States and approximately 1,400 new positions are expected to be created once the new facility is in full operation.                                                                                                                                 

Fab 8 Career Expo Agenda:

  • 12:30 p.m.           Registration Opens
  • 1:00 p.m.             Main Informational Session
  • 1:45 p.m.             Expo Floor Opens / Refreshment Break
  • 2:15 p.m.             Career Track Breakout Sessions
  • 3:15 p.m.             Expo Floor Resumes
  • 4:00 p.m.             Program Ends

Fab 8 Career Expo

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn

205 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

Holiday Inn - Wolf Road, Albany, NY:

http://www.hialbanywolf.com/

ABOUT GLOBALFOUNDRIES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of advanced technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations. With the integration of Chartered in January 2010, GLOBALFOUNDRIES significantly expanded its capacity and ability to provide best-in-class foundry services from mainstream to the leading edge. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with manufacturing operations in Singapore, Germany, and a new leading-edge fab under construction in Saratoga County, New York. These sites are supported by a global network of R&D, design enablement, and customer support in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

To apply for a job at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, please visit www.globalfoundries.com/careers.  Jobs are also listed at http://www.laborny.jobs/.

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