TN: ARAMARK to Open $20M, 1,000-Job Business Services Center in Nashville
22 Jul, 2013
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with ARAMARK officials and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced the creation of a new ARAMARK Business Services Center in Nashville. The center will create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next three years and represents an investment of approximately $20 million in Davidson County.
“We are grateful to ARAMARK for the significant number of job opportunities created by the new Business Services Center and the company’s continued investment in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “It is a strong vote of confidence when companies that are already doing business here make key decisions to expand and grow their operations in Tennessee. The success of existing businesses plays a critical role in our goal to be the no. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“ARAMARK’s decision to launch a new business services center in Middle Tennessee underscores Tennessee’s momentum in job recruitment that is unmatched in the Southeast,” Hagerty said. “Tennessee is demonstrating every day why we are now No. 1 in the Southeast for job growth, personal income growth and GDP growth. I want to thank ARAMARK and its management for making this valuable investment in Tennessee.”
“This new Business Services Center will play a pivotal role in providing exceptional service to our clients,” CEO and President of ARAMARK Eric Foss said. “We are pleased to grow our already substantial presence in Tennessee and Metropolitan Nashville.”
“ARAMARK’s creation of more than 1,000 new jobs in Nashville speaks to the deep and talented workforce in our city and the high quality of life that supports our robust economy,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “I welcome ARAMARK’s Business Services Center to Nashville and am proud that our city is increasingly being recognized as the premier location for global companies to centralize their operations.”
ARAMARK is a global leader in delivering food, facility and uniform services for businesses, schools and universities, hospitals, stadiums and various other institutions. The new Business Services Center will consolidate and centralize certain financial and human resources services that are currently dispersed across the company’s North American operations.
ARAMARK is in the process of securing its new facility in southeast Davidson County and plans for the Business Services Center to be operational by year-end.
“Our goal is to start hiring as soon as possible and bringing employees onboard to train as we finalize our site preparations,” said Brian Gabbard, ARAMARK Vice President, Global Business Services.
ARAMARK officials said the company evaluated several locations throughout the country where it has operations before deciding on Nashville. “We felt that the strong local employment base along with other key factors made Metropolitan Nashville the ideal site for our new Center,” Gabbard added.
“Congratulations to ARAMARK on their continuing growth and announcement to locate in Nashville,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “TVA is pleased to be an economic development partner with the State of Tennessee, Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County, and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to assist new investments and job creation by global service companies like ARAMARK.”
“We are excited that ARAMARK has chosen Nashville for their new shared services center.” CEO and President of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Ralph Schulz said. “The thriving economy of the Nashville region and our skilled workforce creates a perfect environment for ARAMARK’s continued success. This project will have a significant impact on our entire region and our team looks forward to working with ARAMARK as they make move to their new location.”
ARAMARK is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa. and employs more than 250,000 associates across 22 countries, including more than 3,200 in Tennessee. The company has several facilities throughout the state and provides food, facility and uniform services to more than 9,000 Tennessee clients including, University of Tennessee, Meharray Medical College, American General Insurance and Lifeway Christian Resources.
Work will transition to the new Nashville center over the next 36 months as the center grows its local operations. Job seekers interested in opportunities at ARAMARK’s new Business Services Center can submit resumes or seek additional information by emailing ARAMARKJobs@outlook.com.
ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. United by a passion to serve, our more than 250,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. ARAMARK is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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