MAXIMUS‘ (NYSE:MMS) U.K.-based Employment & Training subsidiary has earned “preferred supplier” status for the U.K.’s “Work Programme Buying Framework” in seven of 11 regions.
The status is the best possible under the framework.
The U.K.’s goal with the new Work Programme is to replace and consolidate a handful of current welfare-to-work programs, delivering “consistent, capable support for job seekers through a simplified and streamlined process.”
“The new Work Programme will transform the UK’s efforts to help individuals find long-term employment and set them on a path to economic independence, ” CEO Richard Montoni said. “As the leading provider of integrated employment services around the world, we are excited about the opportunity to drive superior results under the Work Programme. We believe our efforts as a pioneering leader of welfare reform demonstrates our ability and commitment to help DWP put people back to work and gain self sufficiency.”