GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, today announced being recognized in the 2016 LATINA Style® 50 Report highlighting companies with dedicated efforts to hire and promote Latinas. From more than 800 eligible organizations, Sodexo ranked 15 on a list of 50 award winners, and it is the only company in its industry to be recognized. Winners will be honored during LATINA Style's Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 2017.
The 2016 LATINA Style Report is an annual survey of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the United States and serves as the most respected source of employment and career information for Hispanic women in the U.S. This year's report highlights companies that have a dedicated effort to diverse recruitment and promotion initiatives.
"According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hispanic women's share of the female labor force has nearly doubled over the last 20 years and by 2022 it is projected to account for more than 8 percent of the total labor force," said Dr. Rohini Anand, global chief diversity officer, Sodexo. "No plans for a strategic approach to talent pipeline development would be complete without leveraging the knowledge, skills and expertise held by top Latina candidates."
Sodexo is at the forefront of companies that maintain a commitment to diversity and inclusion, seeing it as a business imperative. One of the world's leading providers of integrated facilities management and food service operations in 80 countries around the globe, the company promotes a culture of inclusiveness to embrace, leverage and respect the diversity of its workforce, clientele and the communities in which it operates.
Sodexo was selected as a LATINA Style 50 Company for a number of reasons, including its dedicated efforts to diverse recruitment and promotion. The selection process also paid careful attention to companies that have increased their number of Latina employees and companies whose total percentage of top 20 percent of salary earners are significantly Latina. Meeting the following additional criteria also earned Sodexo the 2016 distinction:
- Hispanic association
- Recruitment program that targets Latinas
- Programs to recruit military personnel
- Minority supplier diversity program
- Taskforce for women's issues
- Leadership training/career counseling programs
Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.
Learn more about Sodexo at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights.
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