Sodexo Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers have recognized Sodexo as one of Canada's leading employers for people under thirty years old.Companies are assessed on their programs to attract and retain younger workers. The recognition from Mediacorp Canada is based on a number of initiatives which Sodexo has implemented across the country, including Sodexo's popular Rising Stars program, which offers placements for interns, co-op students and new managers to assist their advancement in the organization.

"Sodexo's strategic plan is to be an employer of choice, of which engagement of all employees is a factor," says Vanessa White, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for Sodexo Canada. "Formal career planning and succession planning programs encourage our young employees to think about where their career will take them. We don't just want to manage aspects of someone's career; we want to see our employees have long and fulfilling careers with Sodexo."

Sodexo's formal mentorship and training programs offer skill and competency building and give young employees personalized support toward achieving success. These programs receive positive feedback and play a key role in retaining younger workers.

Sodexo's human resource policies also take feedback from younger workers into account regarding work-life balance, flexible working arrangements, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, commitment to diversity and international opportunities.

To learn more about Sodexo's careers, visit and click on Careers.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in Canada 
Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada has consolidated its position by providing a range of Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and remote sites segments. Delivering more than 850 different food and facilities management solutions across 750+ sites, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of revenue and consumers served and has been recognized as a top employer for the past three consecutive years. Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has donated over a million meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2000. Follow us on Twitter @SodexoCanada

Sodexo Group
Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)

Sodexo in the world Sodexo in Canada
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue 10,000 employees
420 000 employees 1 million consumers served daily
20th largest employer worldwide 230+ clients
80 consumers served daily 750+ sites
34,300 sites  850+ service solutions
75 million consumers served daily
9.5 billion euro market capitalization (as of November 7 2012)



SOURCE: Sodexo Canada

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