Apple’s data center is creating about 50 direct jobs and 250 indirect jobs, such as contractors who will work on the site. The construction work created 2,500 to 3,000 jobs.
Hermes said he isn’t expecting Apple to change the fundamental, Mayberry-type nature of the town, a place where everybody knows one another.
The town is planning to buy some iPads for next year, and it has some Apple computers as well, but Dell machines and BlackBerries are also in use. Hermes uses an iPhone, “but I’ve always used an iPhone,” he noted.
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