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Chamber Member Spotlight: Educational Support Services

As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, Educational Support Services (ESS) specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent kindergarten through 12th grade school district positions, including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 20 years, ESS has innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators and currently serves Effingham County, Emanuel County, Screven County, and Savannah Chatham Public School Systems. ESS, LLC serves and operates in more than 25 states across the U.S. and counting.

With an excess of 35 years of business expertise, Buddy Helton, president and CEO of ESS, has a proven history of driving growth and enhancing customer satisfaction in every organization he’s led. Helton 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, its leadership pledges to deliver personalized solutions to every district ESS serves as well as ample opportunities for those looking to join the team of education professionals.

Today, ESS is on a mission to make every day count for school districts, charter networks, and, most importantly, students—and, according to the company, the public can help. ESS offers a variety of substitute and permanent positions to fit various lifestyle and career goals. With locations throughout the U.S., people can contribute to their communities in a meaningful way while working for one of America's Best Large Employers (according to Forbes). At ESS, employees are treated well and like working for brand. The company also offers a variety of benefits, perks, and learning opportunities that keep employees motivated, prepared, and engaged.

What’s more, ESS employees make a difference every day by supporting the needs of students and helping them reach their maximum potential. ESS provides employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development. Potential ESS employees only need a high school diploma to be a substitute teacher or paraprofessional, and partner school districts receive customized solutions, hands-on management, technology, program analytics, and reporting. Locally in Emanuel County, ESS has more than 100 employees on its roster.

A partnership with ESS makes the business members of the local community, and ESS strongly believes in being active and supportive in every community the company serves. From community outreach to charity and fundraising, giving back is a mainstay of their corporate philosophy. ESS has taken part in the Emanuel County Christmas parade and donated as well as participated in the 75th Annual Pine Tree Festival. Being a member of the chamber allows ESS to be more aware of the county’s needs and what the company can do to help. Being a chamber member also allows ESS an opportunity to work with a wide array of people throughout the community and make lasting friendships along the way.

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