SodexoMAGIC Recognized as the 2019 Alliance Data Corporate Champion Awardee for Hiring Adults with Disabilities

GAITHERSBURG, Md.,-- SodexoMAGIC, a partnership between Sodexo, a food and facilities management company, and Magic Johnson Enterprises, has received the 2019 Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award for providing careers to adults with developmental disabilities through My Possibilities LaunchAbility Career Services. The award recognizes the hiring of four permanent employees at Toyota Motor North America Headquarters in Plano, Texas.

"We knew that working with My Possibilities LaunchAbility Career Services was the right thing to do as corporate citizens, but it doubled as a good business decision," said Maria Holem, Resident District Manager, SodexoMAGIC. "Every step of the way this journey has provided unexpected returns. These employees bring an unparalleled work ethic and watching them grow and blossom has changed the way our team works for the better."

The SodexoMAGIC employees organize and maintain all items that café patrons need, including utensils, condiments and other supplies. They also work as prep cooks and in conference centers where they ensure everything is in working order, including supplies, room set-up and beverage service. These employees play critical roles and positively impact the team's overall effectiveness.

"SodexoMAGIC's success with the LaunchAbility Career Services Academy at Toyota and their hiring of four LaunchAbility clients is another story of triumph and shows the benefits of having people with disabilities as part of their workforce," added Britni Miles, Career Services Manager for LaunchAbility Career Services. "We selected SodexoMAGIC as this year's Corporate Champion to recognize their outstanding achievements – not only by opening the doors for our Academy program, but also employing our clients and showing true corporate citizenship and leadership by example, paving the way for future My Possibilities clients to gain opportunities and contribute to the community."