BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - For the seventh consecutive year, Sodexo has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People in 2019.

Winners were announced January 18th in a special section published nationally by The Globe and Mail. Applications were evaluated by an editorial team with Canada's Top 100 Employers project. Organizations were judged on their programs and initiatives that attract and retain younger workers. 

A critical aspect of Sodexo's workplace culture is to create an environment that offers young employees professional development programs including mentorship, career planning and wide-ranging learning opportunities.

"This award is a testament to our commitment to developing young talent," says Suzanne Bergeron, president, Sodexo Canada.  "Their drive and energy form an important part of Sodexo's diverse workforce. Our goal is to continue attracting talent to fuel our growth and innovation."

The company provides formal opportunities for young talent including:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Mentoring programs
  • Paid internships for students and new graduates

"To support an optimistic future we promote internally for 80% of our roles and aim for 100% at the executive level. Our business is delivering services that provide Quality of Life. And we start with our people," adds Bergeron.

This video shares some thoughts and experiences from Sodexo Canada employees.