Doug Ford is Privatizing Low-Income Employment Services. An American Firm Linked to Trump's Welfare Cuts Wants the Contract - 2021-10-27

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F0.png Doug Ford is Privatizing Low-Income Employment Services. An American Firm Linked to Trump's Welfare Cuts Wants the Contract October 27, 2021, PressProgress

Doug Ford's government is looking to contract out "employment services" for people on social assistance and one of the few vendors eligible for the contract is Maximus, a Virginia-based firm linked to Republican welfare cuts.

Maximus, which made millions off US government contracts thanks to the former Trump administration's overhaul of America's social safety net, recently lobbied the Ontario government to assist its "transformation" of "employment services" for Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients

According to the Association of Municipalities Ontario, Ford's government is looking to contract out the provision of "employment services" programs for social assistance recipients — possibly to private companies. These employment services assist the job seeking activities that are mandatory for most low-income Ontario Works recipients and is strongly advised for ODSP recipients.

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