Yahoo is expected to unveil plans to build a new facility in Nebraska on Friday, just days after the California-based Internet company announced it will cut at least 1,500 workers as it deals with the economic downturn.
A source with knowledge of the project confirmed Yahoo's plans on Thursday.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is scheduled to hold a news conference Friday morning in La Vista to announce an economic development project that would bring jobs to the state. Heineman's office wouldn't comment, other than to confirm Friday's news conference.
Earlier this year, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo applied for the biggest slate of state tax breaks available in Nebraska to help set up some operations in La Vista.
If the company goes ahead with the project, within four years it would have to invest at least $100 million and create at least 50 jobs with a minimum average salary of $68,700.