Tuesday, December 18, 2012
State, Montgomery County and city of Gaithersburg approve deal to retain Sodexo headquarters, 567 jobs.
Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and state and county officials Tuesday morning announced that Sodexo Inc., has renewed the lease on its Gaithersburg North American headquarters building, ensuring the company and its current 567 full-time jobs will remain at the site for the next decade. Sodexo is a provider of food and facilities management in the United States, Mexico and Canada, including hospitals, senior living centers, college campuses and more. Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson said the deal will keep more than 500 jobs in Gaithersburg and create 50 additional jobs over the next three years. “We are delighted that we could be a part of the effort to reach an agreement with …
Friday, August 3, 2012
International food services giant Sodexo has given formal notice to exercise its early lease termination option at its North American headquarters in Gaithersburg, but it hasn’t ruled out a new rental deal, The Gazette reported.
Monday, May 28, 2012
City could lose 550 local jobs.
Sodexo is considering leaving its distinctive headquarters along I-270, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Local governments would be vying to capture 550 to 570 local jobs. The company operates in 80 countries and has more than 413,000 employees worldwide, the paper said. For years, Maryland and Virginia have been competing to provide incentives for major corporations to move to their states. Last year, California-based Northrop Grumman settled in Falls Church, after an intense Maryland-Virginia competition. Also last year, Bechtel Corp moved its headquarters out of Maryland and into Reston, Va. Should Sodexo leave, Gaithersburg would lose more than jobs. Sodexo has been a corporate sponsor, donating food to local charities, including …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The food will make 30,000 meals.
Gaithersburg-based food provider Sodexo this week put food on a lot of empty tables. 30,000 tables, to be exact. The company donated 22,000 lbs--that's more than 10 tons--of potatoes to Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg on Tuesday. The gift is part of Sodexo's non-profit arm, the Sodexo Foundation's nation-wide Serve-a-Thon program. President of the Sodexo Foundation Robert Stern, thanked Manna for the good work that they do, and thanked Hirai Farms in Washington State for donating the potatoes. Holly Hirai, a co-owner of Hirai Farms, was there to accept the thanks. She said the partnership between Sodexo and Hirai Farms has been beneficial to them both. Kerwin Higashi, Sodexo's Senior Vice President of Education, helped initiate the …