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Published August 19, 2013, 05:56 PM

Digi-Key extends employee bus service

Monday, Digi-Key extended its bus service, bringing employees from Greater Grand Forks to its facility in Thief River Falls. Company officials say the bus line is necessary as they're in the process of adding 150 new jobs and housing in Thief River is at a premium.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Monday, Digi-Key extended its bus service, bringing employees from Greater Grand Forks to its facility in Thief River Falls. Company officials say the bus line is necessary as they're in the process of adding 150 new jobs and housing in Thief River is at a premium.

The Grand Forks bus is actually the second bus Digi-Key has put online to find employees to work at its electronic components distributing business. The first bus started running from Crookston in June, now hauling about 20 people to Digi-Key. The company says it's a necessary move to get the workers they need. One of the reasons people are not just moving to Thief River Falls for the job is that housing is in short supply. Roughly one hundred new apartment units are planned for this year and the city is working to acquire land for a development for more apartments.

A recent job market study show that their were more than 9,000 jobs in Thief River Falls, more than the population of the city which is around 8,600.

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