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

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

“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.”


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


Lisa Miles, 703-251-8637
Lyndon, 303-285-7135