Collaborative Consulting, which announced in December it’s moving to Waterville, has hired its first employees and plans to start operating in the city in February.

However, its initial plan to locate in the Hathaway Creative Center might change.

John Williams, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the company, said Tuesday that while initially the company had planned to locate in the Hathaway Creative Center, other options are being explored on Main Street. He said the Hathaway plan isn’t off the table, though.

Colby College, the city and Gov. Paul LePage’s office worked to bring the Burlington, Massachusetts-based technology business to Waterville. The company plans to employ about 200 people within four or five years.

“We’ve got several others starting in February, and by the end of February, we’ll have 15 people hired,” Williams said. “We’ll be holding our first training class at the end of February.”

Jobs in the company will include those related to helping companies develop digital business plans, automating the manual process and building and managing software. Project managers, analysts, application developers, testers and support positions are among those that will be available.

At a Dec. 9 news conference, company officials said the company aims to have 50 employees in another year and up to 200 over the next three to four years.

Company officials said the Waterville delivery center will provide technology services to businesses with “cost-efficient and solution-focused results.”

Colby College President David Greene said in December that while the Hathaway Center was the “perfect startup location,” the company would have to expand to a larger location within a few years.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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