MAXIMUS to Begin Helping Idahoans through the Idaho Employment and Training Services Program

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced
that it will open its doors to Idahoans today under a new contract to
operate the Idaho Employment and Training Services Program. The Idaho
Employment and Training Services Program provides workforce services
across the Gem State to participants in the Supplemental Nutritional
Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho
(TAFI) Program.

MAXIMUS will work one-on-one with participants, both in person and
remotely, to assess their skills and interests, develop a career plan,
and connect them with resources that ultimately lead to sustainable
employment and self-reliance. The Company will also partner with
families, local community stakeholders and employers to deliver a
holistic approach that is person-centric and dedicated to making a
positive difference for communities across the state.

“We are excited for the opportunity to help Idaho take its Employment
and Training Services Program to the next level of excellence,”
commented Kathleen Kerr, MAXIMUS President of Human Services North
America. “Our focus on assessing the skills and aspirations of the
individual, combined with a deep commitment to understanding the needs
of employers, is a proven approach to success. We are committed to
helping Idaho achieve its mission of helping SNAP and TAFI participants
achieve economic independence.”

“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 TAFI 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