GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, was awarded the National Employer of the Year recognition by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities for its participation in the “Bridges from School to Work” program. This initiative engages employers, schools, community resources, youth and their families to help businesses meet their workforce needs while offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed through employment. Sodexo received this award at the annual Bridges Recognition Dinner on June 11, 2019.
With the help of Bridges, Sodexo hired, since September 2018, more than 25 entry-level jobs with people with disabilities. These individuals are currently working in food services and facilities management positions at multiple client’s sites in Atlanta, Chicago, D.C., Fort Worth and Los Angeles. “For Bridges it’s all about transformation for young adults with disabilities through the power of a job. Sodexo puts this mission into action. We’re thrilled to recognize Sodexo as National Employer of the Year,” said Tad Asbury, Executive Director, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work.