Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp talked to News 3 about possibly outsourcing hundreds of jobs at Texas A&M. Sharp who has been out of town since Thursday met with reporters Saturday morning to discuss the decision which leaked out to Texas A&M employees through the media Thursday evening.
The jobs that could be outsourced include food services, landscaping, custodial services and maintenance and would affect 850 employees.
Sharp says he believes that if the jobs are outsourced, the private companies who take over would hire the Texas A&M employees already doing the work, but he also says there are no guarantees.
Sharp says, “There are no guarantees now. This is an at-will state...I would be pretty nervous if I was working for an organization that was losing a million bucks a year...Why would they (the private companies) go through the expense of going to Dallas to bring a bunch of employees down here that don’t know squat about Texas A&M? They’re going to use these employees here and the RFP clearly says you will be judged by that as one of those factors, that we want our existing employees used.”