Food Service Business Sheds Jobs: Hundreds of Workers Laid Off Statewide
Food service provider Aramark has announced hundreds of layoffs across Texas this week after losing several contracts at important locations.
Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, an employer with more than 100 full-time workers must provide a 60-day notice before laying off 50 or more people at a single site. Aramark filed a number of notices with the Texas Workforce Commission advising them of the layoffs to commence on October 31.
- Christus Children's Hospital, San Antonio. 71 staff
- Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills, San Antonio. 73 staff.
- Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler. 163 staff
- Christus Hospital St.Elizabeth, Beaumont. 87 staff.
- Christus St. Michael Hospital, Texerkarna. 87 staff
- Christus Spohn Shoreline, Corpus Christi. 116 staff.
- Christus Good Shepard Medical Center, Longview. 97 staff
There has been no statement yet as to whether those staff laid off may have the opportunity to apply for new positions at these venues.
These are the latest layoffs to impact Texas in 2023. So far this year, there have been over 16,000 job cuts in Texas lodged with the Texas Workforce Commission.
A spokesperson from Christus Health has today provided a statement on the layoffs.
“The current food service contract between CHRISTUS Health and Aramark is expiring, and we will begin working with new vendor Morrison on Nov. 1. Aramark employees will be offered positions with Morrison, and we do not expect any disruption to current operations or employment. We want to clarify that Aramark is legally required by the federal government to provide notification of 60 calendar days in advance of planned closings and layoffs. While technically these employees will be laid off from Aramark, we expect them to transition immediately to employment with Morrison.”
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