Sodexo Named to List of Top Entry Level Employer's By CollegeGrad.com
February 22, 2008
Sodexo, a leading foodservice and facilities management company and one of the world’s largest employers, is “One of the Top 50 Entry Level Employers” in the nation for 2008, as identified by CollegeGrad.com.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 22, 2008 — Reinforcing its status as an employer of choice for all professional levels, Sodexo was recognized for its leadership role in recruiting college graduates, as well as for development and training programs designed to create a professional path in the company – not just jobs.
Sodexo’s current recruiting strategy includes reaching out to 75 colleges and universities’ recent graduates who are needed to fill more than 1,400 management –level entry positions that are typically open each year. Given its core business, Sodexo’s primary focus is on Hospitality and Dietetic majors – as well as for graduates with general business and management degrees.
As a service company, recruiting and hiring the best talent for all positions at all levels is a key element to Sodexo’s strategy for success as a global company serving more than 50 million customers in 80 countries and ten million people a day in North America alone. Sodexo’s award-winning programs designed to train, mentor and support the development of employees include a competitive summer internship program, a variety of courses offered to employees through an internal education resource called “Sodexo University”, and informal and formal mentoring programs that are successful in each business line and at the corporate level.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.3 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 125,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a subsidiary of Sodexo Alliance (www.sodexo.com). Sodexo, Inc. funds the Sodexo Foundation (www.helpstophunger.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $9.2 million in grants to fight hunger in America.