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Hear, hear: it’s our 8th year … of being named one of Metro Detroit’s 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®! EDSI, along with the other winning companies, will be recognized at the annual awards gala in September at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. This awards competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. Thank you to our outstanding employees who live our values of Show Up, Smile and Support … each and every day. Also, congrats to our fellow winners on achieving this distinction!

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Pennsylvania Non-Custodial Parent Programs Achieve  $67 Million in Wage Attachment Collections

Pennsylvania Non-Custodial Parent Programs Achieve $67 Million in Wage Attachment Collections

Jun 13, 2018

The New Employment Opportunities for Non-Custodial Parents (NEON) programs in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, recently achieved over $67 million in child support wage attachment collections.

The programs are operated in partnership with the Pennsylvania Family Courts, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Philadelphia Networking for Jobs Program, and EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.). Since 2004, these programs have placed nearly 8,000 non-custodial parents, many of whom are ex-offenders, into unsubsidized employment. This has resulted in job placements with self-sufficient wages, job retention, and assistance in the reunification of parents with their children.

In 2004, the original NCP program in Philadelphia was designed and implemented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Family Court, Networking for Jobs Program and EDSI. Based on its great success, the program was expanded into Pittsburgh and Delaware County.

Ray Eibel, EDSI’s Director of New Business Development, says, “It has been a pleasure to work in tandem with our community partners on behalf of many in-need populations in the Philly area. We are pleased to announce that EDSI has hit this great milestone, enabling us to more fully support our customers in reaching their goals of self-sustainability. This is a remarkable accomplishment for the families of Philadelphia.”

EDSI's recent job fair hosted area employers from the healthcare, retail, IT and manufacturing industries to meet with more than 100 jobseekers looking for employment in Perry County.

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How does an employer best support a mother returning to work from maternity leave? To answer this question SHRM Magazine reached out to Heather Huisken, a member of EDSI’s Talent Team and new mom herself, to talk about mom-friendly options companies can offer mothers returning to work following maternity leave.

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EDSI's Ken Mall shared his knowledge and insights on helping manufacturers develop successful talent strategies for current and future workforce needs.

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EDSI helped welcome visitors to The Juniata County Workforce Center at a recent open house to educate the public on the educational, workforce and training services offered at its new location in Mifflintown, PA. The building houses both Educational Data Systems Inc. and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit.

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