Monday, November 1, 2010

In the news: Home Depot, Facebook, and Israel

Our first bit of news for today is from mid-October, but it's an important continuation on the currently-under-construction Home Depot distribution center in Salem. From the Statesman Journal, the article reports that the distribution center is looking to hire 250 workers by the time it opens in January. I drove by the construction site this weekend while running an errand, and I can tell you, it's coming along nicely! The building even sports the Home Depot logo on it. For more details about the company's hiring plans, please see the full article.

The second news story is also a continuation, as we've shared stories on this topic several times: Facebook's new data center in Prineville. According to The Oregonian, a couple of executives from the company hopped over to Central Oregon to take a look at the developing site. The details of their visit -- and an interview! -- are in the full article.

Finally, our third story is a brief piece from the Portland Business Journal about Oregon's governor, Ted Kulongoski. He is currently on a business trip in Israel, and last week he "signed an promote commercial ties between the state [of Oregon] and the government of Israel."

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