Submitted by Sodexo
Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company, announced today that its United States Marine Corps (USMC) East Coast operations earned a Platinum Award through the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program. This is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. This is also a very prestigious award with the U.S. Department of Labor and firmly establishes Sodexo as a preferred employer for our veterans.
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) required the Secretary of Labor to establish a program recognizing employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting established criteria receive a HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
“As the largest federal government foodservice provider and a company that serves members from all military branches on a daily basis, Sodexo keenly understands the incredible value veterans bring to the workforce,” said Kim Mullahey, Vice President, Human Resources, Sodexo Government, North America. “Not only are we proud of our work hiring veterans, we created programs and initiatives designed specifically to attract veterans to our company and retain them once on board. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award validates those efforts.”
Sodexo and all other 2019 award winners were formally recognized at a ceremony on Wednesday, November 6 in Washington, D.C. Sodexo representatives accepted a framed medallion certificate, which was signed by United States Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia. Lori Ready-DiGiovanni, PHR, from Sodexo’s East Coast USMC Operations represented Sodexo at the awards ceremony.
With more than 40 years of experience working municipal, state, federal and military clients, Sodexo's Government segment and its nearly 3,000 employees improve the Quality of Life for the people it serves at 150 military and U.S. Federal Government locations in 26 states. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Sodexo provides a variety of integrated food and facilities management solutions and is the nation's largest federal foodservice contractor – serving 45.6 million meals annually with a focus on wellness and nutrition.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com ) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 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 member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org ), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.
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