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11/16/12

Sodexo Proudly Serves the Heroes Who Protect Our Freedoms

By Maria Houchins and Helen Winter, Senior Recruiters

Originally posted in November's C@reer Connections. You may sign up to receive this monthly e-newsletter.

Sodexo has been recognized many times for our company's support of employee veterans, guard members and reservists and for our recruitment efforts to employ military members and their families. This year, we are honored to be listed as a G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Employer for the fifth year in a row.

As we reflect on Veterans Day, Sodexo is proud of its efforts to support our nation's military families. For those who transition into the civilian workforce, Sodexo takes a proactive approach to ensuring their success.

Recruitment

Sodexo is keenly interested in hiring, supporting and retaining military veterans and reservists because their leadership, management, logistical and technical experiences in the military are directly transferrable to Sodexo's business needs. Therefore, all of our recruiters have been trained to understand military job titles, grades and ranks and can provide information to veteran candidates about how their skills align with civilian opportunities at Sodexo.

Business Resource Group

The Sodexo business resource group HONOR – Honoring Our Nation's finest with Opportunity and Respect – launched on Veterans Day 2009 to provide support, guidance and resources to employees and families connected to the military. HONOR members coordinate and take part in training, fundraiser and recognition events, in addition to veteran-specific job fairs.

Military Support

Through a partnership with Lifeworks, Sodexo's employees have access to resources to assist with numerous topics, including:

  • What to Send Someone Who Is Deployed
  • Ways to Support a Co-Worker or Friend Whose Loved One Has Been Deployed
  • Supporting Employees Returning from Military Duty
  • Maintaining a Strong Relationship through Deployments and Separations
As part of our support of the Joining Forces initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to serve and support military service members, veterans and their families, we pledge to hire and train more veterans and military spouses in the private sector and continue our ongoing focus on strengthening the company's existing military-friendly programs.

To learn more about career opportunities for our former military, visit Sodexo Hires Heroes.

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