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Congratulations to Katharine Marianacci, who was recently named 2018 Intern of the Year by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce at the Third Annual Young Professionals Award Ceremony. Katharine interned as Human Service intern in EDSI’s Wilkes-Barre Office during the summers of 2017 and 2018. Thank you to Katharine for living our values of servant leadership and kudos to Liz Cave, her supervisor, who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to the guidance and development of our interns as part of our corporate internship program.

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EDSI is delighted to announce our selection as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2018. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal. Congratulations to our entire EDSI family for making this award happen!

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EDSI was recently named as one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan. This is the fifth year that our company has won this esteemed award! Out of 100 companies, EDSI ranked #37, rising up from #49 last year.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed in 2012 and is a project of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business, and Best Companies Group. The award identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least 15 employees working in Michigan;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Michigan; and
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Michigan and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

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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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