EDINBURG – MAXIMUS Inc., a leading provider of government services worldwide, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of its new customer contact center in Edinburg. Located in the Renaissance Industrial Park, the center is expected to employ up to 400 people by the end of 2012.
"We're excited about joining the Edinburg community and look forward to assisting Texans inquiring about state health services," said Leslie Wolfe, Division President, Health Services for MAXIMUS. "This ceremony is just the kickoff, opening up new opportunities for both job-seekers in Edinburg and those individuals across the state applying for crucial state health services."
State Rep. Aaron Pena and Edinburg Mayor Richard H. Garcia attended the ceremony to offer remarks, and along with other area leaders, took part in the ribbon cutting and tour of the new facility.
"At the beginning of session my office was challenged by local leaders to deliver to our district. With the help of Governor Perry and our relationships with other state and business leaders who helped make Texas the nation's leader in job creation, we have done just that," said Rep. Aaron Pena. "MAXIMUS, Inc. is set to create 400 new jobs in our community. This is a real shot in the arm to our local economy."
"With the sky-high unemployment rates across the country, it is heartwarming as mayor to be able to announce the creation of 400 new jobs for our community," said Edinburg Mayor Richard H. Garcia. "These additional positions in Edinburg will ensure that 400 more people will be able to provide for their families and those who benefit from the services MAXIMUS provides will get the help they deserve."
The call center will officially begin assisting Texans on September 6, 2011. Texans needing assistance can reach this and other state health services by calling 2-1-1.
The center is part of MAXIMUS' contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), and will help Texans seeking HHSC services such as Medicaid, SNAP food benefits and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
The new facility is the fourth site the Company operates as part of its contract with HHSC. Through that contract, MAXIMUS operates customer contact centers in Austin, Midland and Athens and employs more than 2,200 people throughout Texas.
The Edinburg center is an extension of MAXIMUS' efforts to efficiently and effectively provide assistance for benefit services administered through HHSC.
For individuals interested in seeking employment at the center, visit www.maximus.com and click on the Careers tab.
MAXIMUS is a leading provider of government services worldwide and is devoted to providing health and human services program management and consulting services to its clients. The Company has more than 6,500 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.