Monday, November 30, 2015

Aramark Employee Layoff at Mount Saint Mary's

Emmitsburg, MD - According to the Maryland Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification webpage, 83 Aramark employees working at Mount Saint Mary's University will be included in a mass layoff effective December 31, 2015.

Aramark is an American foodservice, facilities, and clothing provider supplying businesses, educational institutions, sports facilities, federal and state prisons, and health care institutions.

According to multiple job postings from earlier this year, Aramark was responsible for providing food services at the university.

A request for comment was sent to Mount Saint Mary's and Aramark. Any response will be posted.

UPDATE: According to a spokesperson from Mount Saint Mary's, Aramark is currently contracted to provide Food Service and Physical Plant/Custodial Services for the university. Mount Saint Mary's is ending the Physical Plant/Custodial Services contract, and intends to hire the employees being laid off by Aramark.

Aramark has provided the following statement:
Our agreement to provide facilities services to Mount Saint Mary’s University has concluded. It is our understanding that affected employees will have the opportunity to apply for positions with the University. We are also working with impacted employees to access other job opportunities within our company.

Ken Buckler is editor of the WashCo Chronicle.