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MAXIMUS Signs First Workforce Services Contract in Canada


- Company to Provide Services Under the New Employment Program of British Columbia -

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it has signed a contract to provide employment services under the new Employment Program of British Columbia. The five-year base contract may be extended up to two years, for an estimated total value of $63 million (USD) if the contract is extended for the full seven years. Launching in April 2012, the program will provide a one-stop approach for job seekers to access a variety of diverse employment services through WorkBC Employment Services Centres in communities across British Columbia.

The Employment Program of British Columbia is a new delivery model that replaces a variety of diverse and specialized employment-related services with an integrated, client-centered and flexible employment and labor market system. Under the new contract, MAXIMUS will be delivering a wide range of employment services at three new WorkBC Employment Services Centres in the Kelowna area. MAXIMUS, in conjunction with five community partners, will provide a wide range of employment services to assist clients to prepare for and find long-term sustainable employment.

“As a proven provider of workforce services for programs across the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, we will draw on our best practices as we help job seekers obtain economic independence through sustainable employment,” commented MAXIMUS CEO Richard Montoni. “This new contract in Kelowna is a strategic win for us and an important first step in establishing a foothold in the Canadian employment services market.”

“Our goal with this new government program is to give unemployed British Columbians the support and services they need to find and keep a job,” said British Columbia Minister of Social Development Stephanie Cadieux. “The new WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Kelowna will provide quick and easy access to anyone looking for work.”


MAXIMUS is a leading health and human services administrator for governments in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Company delivers administrative solutions to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support enforcement programs across the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 7,000 employees located in more than 220 offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Lisa Miles
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