Sodexo hires 542 veterans in one year thanks to focused recruiting efforts through sodexohiresheroes.com and strategic partnerships
SOURCE: Sodexo, Inc.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 13, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo has been named one of the nation's top 100 Military Friendly Employers for its enterprise-wide focus on hiring, supporting and retaining military veterans and reservists, according to GI Jobs, the premier publication for post-military employment. The GI Jobs list recognizes the best corporate recruitment and retention programs aimed at veterans. This is the fifth consecutive year that Sodexo has been included on the list, which is compiled from a review of about 5,000 eligible companies. This year, Sodexo ranked #34, up from 56 last year.
According to GI Jobs, nearly 400,000 new civilian workers annually retire or separate from the military, the second-largest pool of talent, behind college graduates, available to United States employers. Sodexo has dedicated resources to help these veterans transition from military to civilian leadership. Honoring its commitments as a corporate sponsor of the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, Sodexo hired 542 veterans since November 2011.
"Sodexo proudly employs veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard who will find job opportunities right for them in a range of areas including Food & Beverage Management, Facilities Management and Engineering, as well as Sales, Accounting, IT, and Human Resource Management,” explains Arie Ball, Vice President, Sourcing and Talent Acquisition. “With 6,000 locations across the US, Sodexo can even provide transfer opportunities for military spouses who work for Sodexo when a service member is deployed or relocated across the US.” To explore opportunities at Sodexo visit www.sodexohiresheroes.com
Sodexo fosters a workplace environment often conducive to flexible work arrangements, telecommuting and job transfers which is helpful to employees with military ties. From a veteran-tailored onboarding program to its business resource group HONOR(Honoring Our Nation’s finest with Opportunity and Respect), Sodexo aims to help veterans smoothly transition to civilian employment.
Additionally, Sodexo’s HONOR group provides ongoing support, guidance and resources to employees and families connected to the military by offering development opportunities; providing a forum to recognize and celebrate contributions made by service members and their families to our country; and establishing partnerships with community groups that support veterans, active duty, National Guard and the military reserve.
Sodexo previously has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, the highest federal-level employer recognition for exceptional support of our nation's defense, and the Pro Patria Award from the Maryland Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the highest state-level award to a civilian employer. To see the full list of GI Jobs 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers®, go to www.militaryfriendly.com.
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