Despite Outsourcing, A&M Support Staff to Keep Jobs

Update, June 21, 11 a.m.: The results are in.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced Thursday that Compass Group, a major North Carolina-based food and support services company, will take over all the dining, landscape, building maintenance and custodial services at Texas A&M University. Requests for proposals went out in February and sparked some backlash at the time.

A&M System officials insist that no current employees will lose their jobs because of the change. Additionally, they said they anticipate making a substantial profit from the deal. Compass Group will put in $45 million up front, and the ...

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