RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that the United Kingdom Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has selected MAXIMUS to deliver the Work Programme in a new region: North East Yorkshire and the Humber. The performance-based contract is valued at approximately $10 million to $14 million and will begin on February 2, 2015.
As a Work Programme provider, MAXIMUS helps unemployed individuals seek long-term employment and transition off welfare, setting them on a path to economic independence. The welfare-to-work program ties provider compensation to job seekers’ sustained employment and long-term job retention. DWP figures published in September show the Work Programme has helped more than 330,000 people into a job that they have held for at least six months.
MAXIMUS currently delivers the Work Programme in West London, the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. MAXIMUS was selected as the replacement provider for the North East Yorkshire and the Humber through a competitive procurement process.
“MAXIMUS offers a demonstrated success for helping governments around the globe achieve the outcomes that matter for their welfare reform efforts,” commented MAXIMUS CEO Richard A. Montoni. “This additional region recognizes our strong performance in helping to successfully guide individuals off benefits and into work, and contributing to a stronger local economy. We remain committed to offering personalized assistance to help job seekers in North East Yorkshire and the Humber overcome long-term unemployment.”
MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs around 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 13,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.