Google announces expansion at Okla. data center

April 4, 2012 By KATIE FRETLAND , Associated Press

(AP) -- Google says it will double its server capacity in Oklahoma and add 50 jobs when it builds a new facility in the state.

Mike Wooten, the operations manager of Google's data center near Pryor, says the company is looking primarily for local residents to fill the . He says needs employees to work on deployment of servers and equipment maintenance.

Google's $600 million data center opened in the Mid-America Industrial Park about 45 miles east of Tulsa last fall and already employs more than 100 workers. It contains systems that support Gmail, , Google Search and Google Plus.

Wooten says the expansion will bring Google's investment in Oklahoma to $700 million.

Wednesday's announcement comes the same day that Yahoo announced its plans to lay off 2,000 workers.

Explore further: Google ads used by 1.5M US marketers, websites


Related Stories

Google ads used by 1.5M US marketers, websites

May 25, 2010

(AP) -- Google has pulled back another curtain and revealed the size of its lucrative Internet ad network in the U.S. It spans more than 1.5 million advertisers and websites.

Belgian newspaper: Google blocking us on searches

July 15, 2011

(AP) -- At least three Belgian newspapers are reporting Google is preventing their web sites from being found through its search engine as part of a legal fight accusing the American-based company of copyright infringement.

S&P says sell Google's shares after Motorola deal

August 16, 2011

(AP) -- Standard & Poor's is saying investors should sell Google's stock because it believes the search leader's decision to buy Motorola Mobility increases the risk to the company and its shares.

Google paid $125 million for Zagat: WSJ

September 9, 2011

Internet search and advertising giant Google paid around $125 million for restaurant review guide Zagat, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Recommended for you

The ethics of robot love

November 25, 2015

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled. Malaysian police branded it "illegal" and "ridiculous". "There is nothing scientific about sex with robots," ...

Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

November 26, 2015

Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed—curly top gumweed—was ...


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.