Adds New Programs and Services to Aid its Employees in the U.S. and Canada
The profound impact that COVID-19 is having on Sodexo’s clients, customers and employees is undeniable. As a result, the company announced several new initiatives to help its employees find work, stay working and support them if they are out of work.
From moving employees from temporarily closed Sodexo sites to critical needs in hospitals, senior living centers and homecare, to partnerships with employers who are desperate for staff, Sodexo is pulling every lever at its disposal.
“The weight of this moment is being felt by all,” said Sarosh Mistry, Chair for Sodexo North America. “We have sent condolence notes to grieving families and team members, and at the same time are lifted back up daily by the heroic efforts our teams display. Watching our teams feed school children, set up field hospitals and keep the medical sector working gives us hope – which right now we desperately need.
“But we cannot live on hope alone. While some of our employees are working harder than they ever have – in hospitals, senior living and homecare, for instance – we have too many others looking for work. I would like to thank our external partners, vendors, suppliers and clients in addition to all our internal efforts that are doing what can be done to help people find work, stay working and support them if they’re out of work. While many employees will qualify for unemployment, we will never stop looking for ways to help our Sodexo family.”