PITTSBURGH, PA- Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (Bender Consulting ), a Pittsburgh-based firm that hires people with disabilities in the areas of technology, finance/accounting, general business, and human resources has hired 30 people with disabilities during early July 2004.

Bender Consulting partnered with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) began in Newark, Delaware in 1998, and since that time, the business relationship has grown to include CSC's additional locations in Washington, DC, Fort Worth, TX, Dallas, TX.. Joyce Bender, President and CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. had this to say about the positive working relationship that Bender Consulting has with CSC [quotation from Joyce].

Bender Consulting has a lease-to-hire arrangement with Computer Sciences Corporation. Bender Consulting hires qualified people with disabilities to meet their customer needs. Then they are put on assignment for CSC. After 6 months, based on performance, CSC hires them full-time. [Another quotation from Joyce on this process].

Paul Cofoni, President of the Federal Sector Group at CSC, had this to say about the business partnership between the two companies [quotation from Paul Cofoni]

In 1985, Joyce had a life-threatening accident due to epilepsy, which caused an intracranial hemorrhage that required subsequent brain surgery. Against all odds, Joyce recovered from this accident that left her with a 60 percent hearing loss in one ear and a realization that she had epilepsy. As a result of her personal experience, she developed a passion for helping people with disabilities and founded both companies. Ms. Bender is the recipient of the 2003 New Freedom Initiative Award from the Bush Administration, as well as the 1999 President's Award from President Clinton.