Collaborative Consulting Achieves 100 Employee Milestone in Wausau

Company Keeps Good on Promise to Hire Locally for Jobs that Would Have Gone Overseas in Past

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“I want to congratulate Collaborative on reaching this level of success,” said Governor Walker. “Attracting and retaining good paying and high quality jobs to Wisconsin has been the highest priority of my administration and it’s very encouraging to see.”

Wausau, WI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014

Collaborative Consulting, an information technology services firm, announced today that the company has just hit the 100 mark in new employees hired since opening its doors in November of 2011 at the Collaborative Domestic Solution Center (CDSC) in Wausau, Wisconsin. Many of the 100 IT software jobs would have previously gone overseas before the Collaborative site opened.

In addition to the number of new jobs, the company is also fulfilling its commitment to provide customized training for new hires, including local college graduates and experienced professionals. Collaborative is still looking to add even more employees to its location in Wausau to help achieve its goal of adding 200 new jobs to the local economy.

Governor Scott Walker and Mayor James Tipple were both pivotal in attracting the CDSC to Wausau.

“I want to congratulate Collaborative on reaching this level of success,” said Governor Walker. “Attracting and retaining good paying and high quality jobs to Wisconsin has been the highest priority of my administration and it’s very encouraging to see the CDSC flourishing in our state.”

“Collaborative has been a great addition to the local economy in Wausau,” said Mayor Tipple. “They’ve taken advantage of our skilled workforce and quality area colleges and universities to bring jobs back from overseas.”

Collaborative chose Wausau in 2011 for its Collaborative Domestic Solutions Center initiative, an effort to significantly reduce or eliminate the increasing challenges encountered in offshore service delivery, while still keeping the cost of service significantly lower than traditional models now used in India, China, and other overseas locations. The City of Wausau has been an important partner to Collaborative in recruiting and hiring local residents.

“One hundred employees at the CDSC is a huge milestone for us,” said John Williams, Senior Vice President of Services at Collaborative Consulting. “It’s proof that the onshoring model is successful; our clients are seeing the value we can provide in terms of increased productivity and quality at a better price in comparison to other models.”

Collaborative IT specialists in Wausau work with large- and medium-sized companies to help them develop the software needs for their products and services and to manage their data projects.

For many years, companies needing IT help went overseas for that work. Collaborative researched the best locations in the U.S. to perform that work and the Wausau site was selected.

“Times are changing,” Collaborative’s Williams said of the trend to so-called “onshoring.”

“Challenges have arisen, many not expected, and are now causing companies to rethink the offshoring trend that has dominated the IT landscape for the past decade and we are very excited about making Wausau part of that new trend,” Williams added.

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The Collaborative Domestic Solution Center is a division of Collaborative Consulting, a pioneer of the rural sourcing model. Designed to complement our consulting services, the CDSC delivers application and business intelligence solutions development, testing, and support services in a cost effective manner. Together our consulting team and our CDSC team offer a unique model combining onsite management and IT consulting with U.S.-based remote solution delivery.

Collaborative Consulting is a leading information technology services firm dedicated to helping our clients achieve business advantage through the use of strategy and technology. The company delivers a comprehensive set of solutions across multiple industries, with a focus on business process and program management, information management, software solutions, and software performance and quality.

Collaborative also has a set of focused services targeted at the life sciences and financial services industries. Collaborative was recently awarded a spot in Software Magazine’s Software 500, a ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers. Collaborative is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.