Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK

Posted by: KateSorensen

Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 02:48 PM


Facebook "friends" Oregon

Announcement brings hundreds of jobs to Prineville
By John Erickson
Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Crook County community of Prineville--currently plagued by a 17 per cent unemployment rate--is celebrating the news that social networking giant Facebook is building a data center there.

Some 200 construction jobs will be created by the project, which will employ 35 Facebook workers once it's on line. The center will store status updates, messages, photos, videos, and other features familar to Facebook's 350 million users around the world.

Why Prineville?

"Prineville, amazingly enough, has a fantastic climate," said Facebook's director of site operations, Tom Furlong.

"There's a great business climate. There's lots of available real estate. We have a great utility provider in Pacific Power."

Furlong also pointed to Oregon's reputation for green energy. "Oregon is certainly known for being a green state. It challenges us to do the same. It's good for our business, it's efficient, and I think we'll have one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the nation once it's done."

Locals had been aware that a data center was in the works, but the name of the company was a closely held secret until Thursday, when a real estate employee posted the news, ironically, on his Facebook page.

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 02:51 PM

Very cool!
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 03:27 PM


I guessed it was a small town but not this little! Here are stats for the whole county in 2007:


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So this is like wee little area in the middle of nowhere. Nice if ya like small friendly communities. smile



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Posted by: scottyb

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 06:55 PM

The entire town lives in that shoe?!?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 07:23 PM

Real estate there must cost a lot less than in Silicon Valley, too! wink
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: scottyb
The entire town lives in that shoe?!?


This is not my day! I just can't get anything right. Well, . . . I AM in my 74th year!! smile

Look what you have to look forward to when I am still here and in my 84th year! heh, heh, heh. . .


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Posted by: Jim_

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 09:21 PM

I'd offer to fix it for you, but it's, well, kind of funny in a cute way. grin
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/21/10 10:21 PM


You're cute too, in a funny way wink wink

j/k
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/22/10 03:12 AM

LOL. cool
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/22/10 08:20 AM

Kate and Reboot sittin' in a tree . . . laugh
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/22/10 08:38 AM

blush

Jealous? grin
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/22/10 10:11 AM

Dude!
Posted by: carp

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/22/10 12:23 PM

Alright the 3 of you get a room , ahhh I mean a tree laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Job creating in Oregon by FACEBOOK - 01/22/10 01:32 PM