PRINEVILLE, OR -- After working in the legislature to create a specific tax structure for high-tech firms in Oregon, House Republican Leader Mike McClane (R-Powell Butte) is happy with Facebook's announcement that it will soon begin construction on a third data center in Prineville. “I’m very pleased. You know Prineville is an exceptional place to locate and do business. And we have wonderful opportunities for Facebook and Apple and other technology companies to hire some very talented and hard working folks. And that’s exactly what they’ve done in the past.”
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Rep. McLane tells KBND the project means more jobs. “The construction phase, on what will be their largest data center, is going to employ hundreds of construction workers, including a lot people from IBEW the electrical workers union which is fantastic. Those are great jobs. And they’re going to add, when its all done, to a permanent employment in Prineville that will certainly exceed 200 employees.” Facebook currently employs 147 people.
The facility's own Facebook page
says it loud and clear: "We have jobs open".