Food services giant Aramark to add 1,000 jobs in Nashville

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:41am

Food and uniform services company ARAMARK is locating a business services center in Nashville, bringing more than 1,000 jobs over the next three years.

The $20 million investment was announced Wednesday by Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Metro Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

Mayor Karl Dean's office issued a statement noting Metro has proposed a "modest and short-term" property tax abatement by which the Aramark property taxes would be frozen at 2013 levels for four years to help reduce the initial costs of operations. No existing city revenues would be used.

The Philadelphia-based company will consolidate and centralize some financial and human resources services that are currently dispersed across the company's North American operations. ARAMARK is securing property in southeastern Davidson County for the new facility, which it expects to be operational by the end of this year.

ARAMARK describes itself as a global leader in delivering food, facility and uniform services for businesses, universities, hospitals, stadiums and various other institutions. The company has 250,000 employees globally, including more than 3,200 in Tennessee.

7 Comments on this post:

By: JeffF on 7/17/13 at 11:22

Way to go on the pickup guys. Its a shame public transit in this town is in no shape to serve a Metro neighborhood with this type of employer. Maybe we can tell the employees it is actually a good thing that bus rides that add an hour to commutes because they have to go to downtown first is a "bonus" or "plus?" Downtown is for the tourists, the rest of Nashville is for Nashville's people and employers.

By: MusicCity615 on 7/17/13 at 2:15

Downtown / West End has the highest percentages of jobs in Davidson County, and has room to grow. Southeast Nashville does not.

Really not that hard of a concept to understand.

However, please know that the planned BRT does intend to expand for all of Nashville.

By: JeffF on 7/17/13 at 3:19

My comment was not about BRT, it was about the crappy regular bus service.

And let me be the first one to tell you that your "room to grow" comment makes almost zero sense since your favored neighborhood has less buildable acreage then most every other neighborhood in Metro. If it had room it would have pulled in any of the real, new job producers in the area over the last few years. That was the point of the Bells Bend push, to have a space in Nashville for the development companies and people are looking for. Remember, Williamson County is kicking our teeth in because they have the land and the willingness to use it while we fiddle with tourists traps taxes to pay for them. Cool Springs is growing while we sit around insisting Downtown and West End are "just as good, all we need is BRT!"

To say Antioch has no growth space is crazy. That is the only part of Nashville that has had real population growth in the last 20 years and there is still plenty of land. Downtown can grow 1,000% and it would still lag behind the numbers Antioch has brought in. If downtown was the growth area why was it Antioch that needed schools and parks and libraries?

By: JeffF on 7/17/13 at 3:27

Highest percentage, maybe....but as a whole, over 8 out of 10 Nashvillians work in other parts of Metro or other counties. Most of them cannot use public transportation to get there because all the buses are too busy heading toward downtown. How do you solve that? Well the Deaniac solution is to run dedicated buses along a corridor that is already lucky enough to be part of public transportation system! In other words, we are solving the problem of having too few of options for most Nashvillians by creating another system that will help the people who are not left out. And we are going to spend all the public transportation money for decades on it.

It must be nice being a citizen of Elysium. Please think of us peons outside the castle who do not get to use what we pay for.

By: joe41 on 7/17/13 at 3:30

Welcome to Nashville Aramark.

Joe

By: joe41 on 7/17/13 at 3:33

I love to hear from all of the land developers on these websites. They should be working together.

Joe

By: localboy on 7/23/13 at 11:43

"ARAMARK is securing property in southeastern Davidson County for the new facility,"...well, we know Hickory Hollow is available. ;)