GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an increasingly mobile environment, Sodexo is now bringing the job application process to candidates' fingertips, literally. As the first application of its kind that allows candidates to apply for jobs directly through the app, the new Sodexo Jobs application allows users to immerse themselves in the company's culture and directly connect with recruiters as they conduct their job search. With the app, users can:
- Search and Apply for Sodexo jobs in the USA by keyword, discipline or location
- Join the Sodexo USA Talent Community
- Subscribe to Job Alerts
- Network With Us on Twitter and Facebook
- Learn more about Sodexo from YouTube and the Sodexo USA Careers Blog
- Access the Mobile Career Site m.Sodexo.jobs
Developing this app was a direct response to the changing mobile landscape as Americans are increasingly using mobile devices to obtain information, complete transactions and connect with others. In fact, Nielsen and Walker Sands studies show that a majority of 18-34 year olds own a smartphone, 62 percent of smartphone users download apps, and website traffic generated by mobile devices increased 102 percent this past year. Further segmenting the data, the Pew Internet Research finds a high mobile web usage rate among minority populations.
As mobile technology continues to transform the way businesses reach consumers, we are also seeing that 77 percent of job seekers are using mobile apps to look for jobs (Beyond.com study). Because not all job seekers are external candidates, the Sodexo Jobs app supports multiple aspects of Sodexo's Talent Acquisition strategy, including the promotion of an inclusive workplace by encouraging the internal mobility -- or advancement -- of our people.
"At Sodexo, we are always seeking ways to ensure that we remain competitive in the market for top talent," said Arie Ball, vice president, sourcing and talent acquisition. "This demands a candidate-focused approach -- making sure that we understand where the talent is, what they are looking for in a company, and how to make it easy for them to connect with us, search and apply for our jobs."
The Sodexo Jobs app is currently available for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices. A BlackBerry version is still in development. For one-stop access to information about the app, video how-tos and frequently asked questions, visit: http://bit.ly/SodexoUSAJobsApp.
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Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), 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, and Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., 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 $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.