Recent News

Recent news and stories from our EDSI family.

EDSI, a Certified B Corp, has been named a Best for the World™ (BFTW) honoree in recognition of its exemplary performance. Ranking in the top 5% of all B Corps in its size group worldwide for their sustainable business practices, EDSI earned this honor as a result of its people over profit philosophy and Show Up, Smile and Support core values that extend from company employees to clients and community partners.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected as a BFTW B Corp. At EDSI, we have always put people before profits, so I loved the idea of joining a community of more than 4,000 global companies who were working hard to use business as a force for good,” shared Kevin Schnieders, EDSI Chief Servant Leader. “There’s no limit to the positive impact we can all make together.”

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He's at it again! Our Chief Servant Leader, Kevin Schnieders was interviewed on celebrating generous leadership for the R.O.G. podcast, discussing what it means to be a servant leader and being in the business of doing good as a B Corporation. Be sure to give it a listen! Thank you to Shannon, of Bridge Between, Inc. for the opportunity to discuss this important topic.

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Hats off to our Kerr-Tar team who, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, had the opportunity to highlight Christopher Hunt's success story to be featured by DOLETA as a result of the NC Works Covid-19 Dislocated Worker Grant. Pictured at right is Christopher Hunt, now working full-time at AMCOR, and serviced through the NC Works Career Center Kerr-Tar. Pictured at left is Charles Melvin Jr., a U.S. Army Veteran and a single father of five children, now working full-time at Anthem Displays, LLC, and serviced through the Lumber River Workforce Development Board. Congratulations and best wishes to both participants!

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Congratulations to our amazing and dedicated Digital Skills Instructor, Salwa Majeed for appearing on WFMY News 2 to share virtual job fair tips and information on upcoming job fairs in the Greensboro, NC region. The pandemic has increased the need for virtual programming and EDSI has risen to the occasion by providing online connections between jobseekers and employers. Skills workshops on resume building, mock interviewing, cover letters, networking, and more have also been offered to customers remotely. Thanks for representing EDSI so well, Salwa!

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EDSI is now officially a proud Certified B Corporation. To become certified with this gold emblem status, EDSI went through a rigorous application and approval process and is now certified through the nonprofit B Lab along with over 3,000 trailblazing companies setting the gold standard for business.

With high standards and strong values, EDSI naturally embodies the B Corp emblem of excellence touted by companies in 74 countries. Through B Corp Certification, EDSI aspires to help solve social and environmental issues while operating under the highest standards of awareness, performance, transparency and accountability.

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Great work is happening in our Philly region! EDSI was one of four organizations selected to receive $250,000 in funding through the Workforce Solutions Grant to develop the Multi-Generational Program, aimed at addressing the needs of the whole family in order to create long-term solutions, stability and employment securement through training and assistance, with the goal of participants earning a minimum wage of $13.25 per hour upon completion.

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