Apple may be getting close to opening its $1 billion data center near Charlotte.
The computing and electronics giant posted job openings this week on its web site for the facility in Maiden, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte.
Apple picked the town of about 3,500 residents in Catawba County last July to build its data center, scheduled for completion sometime this year.
The company said it would hire 50 full-time employees there. Apple's web site shows 11 openings in Maiden, two in Charlotte and one in Hickory
In Maiden, Apple is looking to hire engineers, technicians and supervisors.