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ESS was founded 20 years ago with the vision of providing administrative relief to school districts and professional working opportunities to qualified educators. Beginning in 2000 with just 17 partner districts and 150 substitute employees, the ESS program quickly became the premier solution for school districts and substitutes nationwide. We are now partnered with more than 750+ districts in 29 states, serving 3,500,000 students daily and filling 40 different types of substitute and permanent positions in 15,000 assignments each day. As the largest education-exclusive staffing provider in the country, our history and depth of service position us to provide the most effective solutions to all school districts. 2018 Our Brand became ESS and our services expanded to Delaware, our 21st state. We won Forbes America’s Best Large Employers for the second year in a row. 2017 We acquire EMS SubDesk in Oregon, SubTeachUSA in Arkansas, and PCMI in Michigan, bringing our client list to over

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What's ESS all about?

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Who We Are As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 20 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 3.5 million students with a pool of 55,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 29 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 500 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 750+ partner districts experience valuable education every day. We provide our employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development. Our partner school districts receive customized solutions, hands-on management, technology, and program analytics and reporting. Leadership With 35+ years of business expertise, Buddy Helton, the President and CEO of ESS, has a proven history of driving growth and enhancing customer satisfaction in every organization he’s led. Buddy and the other members of the ESS executive team sustain a “pioneering” attitude as ESS services grow throughout the country. As the company’s geographic footprint continues to spread, our leadership pledges to deliver personalized solutions to every district we serve, as well as ample opportunities for those looking to join our team of education professionals.

Where is ESS Located?

ESS is located in Indianapolis, IN, which is situated in Central Indiana. World-class sporting events and museums, nationally renowned chefs, and thriving arts and cultural districts define life in Central Indiana. With a median, single-family home price under $200,000, learn more about the affordability of one of the Midwest’s largest cities.