WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) -- Collaborative Consulting in Wausau is celebrating a major milestone.
The company announced their 100th hire today. The company opened up the office in November 2011 after some major fanfare from the city of Wausau and the state. The company is based on IT consulting, a job service that had been seeing major overseas outsourcing.
In the statement, Senior Vice President John Williams said the hiring numbers show a major turnaround in the industry. "We believed and thought our clients would buy into the idea that we could do a better by having those similar types of work done here in the United States, by our well trained, US based workforce."
Collaborative works with medium and large sized companies to help create software for the companies and to manage data-storage and other services and has been hiring heavily from local colleges and technical schools. "We wouldn't be able to do that without the support of the colleges, and we hope that we've created something of incredible value to the market for the long run."
The company's overall goal is to reach 200 employees in Wausau. "We think 200 is somewhere 12 to 18 months out. We're currently in the process of building out the 5th floor of the Dudley Tower, which is our expansion space, so we're very excited that that's going to get underway shortly." Williams says they're happy to work in the Wausau area, and may be expanding to another location in the Midwest with a similar model.