Sodexo to Hire 20,000 Employees in the U.S. in Next 60 Days

July 30, 2018

Food Service and Facilities Management Company Kicks Off Its Fall Hiring Season

Sodexo to Hire 20,000 Employees in the U.S. in Next 60 Days

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 30, 2018 – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life and recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, announced today its plans to hire 20,000 employees in the U.S. in the next 60 days in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.

Sodexo is currently hosting job fairs to help fill open positions from food service, cooks, cashiers and catering to landscaping, electricians and more. Major universities hiring include: The University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.), Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.), Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.), Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, Calif.), George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.), North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, N.C.), Tulane University (New Orleans, La.), Creighton University (Omaha, Neb.), The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Va.) and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wis.). Many of the current openings are front line and entry-level positions and are a mix of seasonal and permanent to part-time. For more information, visit SodexoUSA.jobs.

“We are looking for individuals who are excited about hospitality and committed to delivering exceptional service on behalf of our clients,” said Gerri Mason Hall, senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer, North America. “Our employees on the front line are integral to our business as they are the face of our operations and often guests’ first experience with our company.”

Last year, in the U.S., Sodexo promoted more than 500 hourly employees into manager positions. Sodexo prides itself on being a great place to work and is committed to providing a variety of tools and resources to support employees’ career goals, including training and mentoring. For employees who are interested in flexible work arrangements, Sodexo offers several options to support individuals and their work preferences from schedule adjustments and job sharing to alternative office locations. In fact, Sodexo was recently named to Flex Job’s Top 100 Companies for Remote Workers.

Additionally, Sodexo has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, including being named as a Catalyst award winner in 2012 and ranked on the top 10 of DiversityInc magazine's 'Top 50 Companies for Diversity' list for the 9th consecutive year. Sodexo was also named to FORTUNE Magazine's Change the Word list and recognized among the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine.

Sodexo provides food services at more than 625 colleges and universities and employs 47,449 across the U.S. Additionally, Sodexo provides services to many of the nation’s top leisure destinations, the majority of U.S. airport lounges at major international airports and is a leading provider of concessions for stadiums, including West Virginia University, Michigan State University and Florida State University featuring Celebrity Chef Art Smith.


About Sodexo USA
Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $32 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.com, SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact: Dasha Ross, dasha.ross-smith@sodexo.com, 301-987-4893

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