Sodexo at Nicholls State University Recognized by Louisiana Governor's Office

Louisiana Governor's Office of Disability Affairs names 2010 Employer of the Year for Leadership

Dec 14, 2010, 17:07 ET from Sodexo

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo at Nicholls State University was recognized as the Employer of the Year in Louisiana by the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs.

Sodexo earned this honor because of its best practices including employer policies and programs to benefit hourly workers, including health benefits, employee assistance programs, paid leave and training.

"Our team at NSU demonstrates the important role Sodexo contributes to the communities it serves," said Tom Post, Sodexo president education – campus.  "This award also exemplifies Sodexo's deep commitment to diversity and inclusion."

Sodexo has been providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities for several years. Sodexo hires, accommodates, promotes and pays equitable wages to disabled persons. The nomination called out Sodexo General Manager Richard Curtis for his exceptional role as an employer and an educator to persons with disabilities.  

"Providing growth opportunities and promoting from within are essential elements of success," said Curtis.  "Sodexo is committed to continuous learning and to creating the best environment possible for all employees to succeed."

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Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $13 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

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Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations.  Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2009)

Sodexo in the World

Sodexo in North America

14.7 billion euro consolidated revenue

380,000 employees

33,900 sites

50 million consumers served daily

80 countries

22nd largest employer worldwide

7.7 billion dollars revenue

120,000 employees

10 million consumers served daily

6,000 clients

700 facilities management sites