Broadband brings jobs to Perham

DL-Online reports…

Compass Consultants, Inc. out of Perham has added 42 employees to their staff since the beginning of the year.

Compass Consultants (in DL-Online) report…

“Compass Consultants has been experiencing a tremendous amount of growth this year due in part to playing a vital role in the expansion of the broadband communications network in the state of Minnesota,” said David Schornack, CEO of Compass Consultants. “It’s exciting to be playing a major role in expanding the broadband network in Minnesota. These are just the first of hundreds of jobs that we and other companies will create over the course of the next few years as a result of these projects,” he continued

Compass Consultants, according to their web site, has been providing consulting and engineering services to the telecommunications industry for over 50 years. It sounds as if they are working on three Minnesota ARRA-funded projects. Obviously their expertise makes them a good fit for the project. But it’s nice to see tangible jobs being created because of broadband – hopefully we’ll be reading about more as the new networks are deployed.

I also wanted to note that Perham’s population is 2,985. So 42 jobs is a good leap.

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1 thought on “Broadband brings jobs to Perham

  1. Good, helps balance out the 140 to 150 lost jobs in Big Lake and Annandale when the small telcos in those towns sold out to Iowa Telcom (now Windstream) and most of their employees were let go.

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