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Aramark set to lay off hundreds of jobs in McLennan County by June. GoldStar to layoff 15, Robinson ISD says

Posted at 9:56 AM, May 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-10 08:25:54-04


MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KXXV) — Aramark sent 25 News a statement saying:

“Our agreement to provide food and facility services to Baylor University has concluded. It is our understanding that affected employees will have the opportunity to apply with for positions with the University’s new provider. We are also working with impacted employees to access other job opportunities within our company.”

25 News also received a statement from GoldStar Transit that was forwarded to us from Robinson ISD. It reads:

"Goldstar Transit has moved forward with the procedural WARN filing process, which is required to assist Robinson ISD in transitioning 16 routes previously contracted to Goldstar to another transportation provider for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. This filing does not impact current student routes for the 2023-2024 regular school year or summer school routes through June 2024, and all of Goldstar’s routes will remain active throughout the remainder of the current school year. We remain fully committed to supporting the transportation needs of local families."

A Robinson ISD spokesperson said the Texas Workforce Commission's WARN Notice report should not be 500, but rather 15 layoffs. They said there must have been a mistake when the number was entered into the report.


MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KXXV) — Two companies in McLennan County have announced layoffs with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Aramark Baylor, a food and facilities service provider, and GoldStar Transit, a school bus provider, announced layoffs of more than 1,000 jobs combined.

TWC received layoff notices from both companies on May 2.

Aramark is set to lay off 755 jobs at their Baylor facilities effective May 31, 2024, and GoldStar Transit is set to lay off 500 employees in Robinson ISD effective June 1, 2024.

In January 2024, Baylor announced they will be taking on five new service providers and will not be renewing their contract with Aramark after a decades-long relationship.

The agreement is set to end on June 2024.