Facebook makes new hire

Facebook's Washington office is expanding next week. The company has hired Corey Owens to join its government affairs team.

Owens is leaving his position as spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers union to become a policy associate for Facebook. He will bring the company's Washington operation to 4 people.

Owens previously worked in the Washington office of the American Civil Liberties Union. Tim Sparapani, who joined the company last year to become its top lobbyist, also worked at ACLU.

Appropriately, Owens announced his departure on Facebook.