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MAXIMUS Awarded Contract to Operate the Idaho Employment and Training Services Program

09/06/2016

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it has been awarded the contract to operate the Idaho Employment and Training Services Program. The contract has a two-year base period and six one-year options. If all options are awarded, the total contract value over the eight-year period will be approximately $30 million.

The Idaho Employment and Training Services Program provides services to individuals statewide who are participants in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in Idaho. Under the contract, MAXIMUS will help program participants get the skills and experience they need to obtain long-term employment in order to achieve economic independence. The Company will partner with participants, families, local community stakeholders and employers to deliver a holistic approach that is person-centric, industry-sector focused and dedicated to making a positive difference for communities across Idaho.

“As a trusted partner to workforce agencies since 1996, MAXIMUS is excited to partner with the State of Idaho to help build stronger communities through employment,” commented Bruce Caswell, MAXIMUS President. “We will put our decades of experience and passion for service to work to connect participants with employers in sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships that ultimately result in economic development.”

“Idaho’s Employment and Training Services Program is a critical cornerstone in helping Idaho families move to self-sufficiency by developing the skills and education necessary to find stability in the workforce,” said Lori Wolff, Administrator for the Division of Welfare in the Department of Health and Welfare. “Any individual receiving SNAP or TANF services will be assessed individually to determine their best path toward employment. The focus on determining this critical path toward employment and the partnerships developed in our communities to leverage resources that drive a job industry focus are all factors that lead to successful outcomes. This is an important investment for Idaho.”

About MAXIMUS

Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People ®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.

MAXIMUS
Lisa Miles, 703-251-8637
lisamiles@maximus.com
or
Jackie Lyndon, 303-285-7135
jacquelinelyndon@maximus.com

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