Am I Next? Mass layoffs at Sysco Food Services.

Houston, Texas-based Sysco Corporation, a multi-national institutional grocer, has announced the layoff of ten percent of their corporate support staff, estimated at 300 workers mostly located in the company’s centralized service center in Cypress, Texas which supports its administrative business functions.

Sysco CEO Tom Bené noted “Any time you take an action like this, it’s difficult for the associates involved and we take that very seriously here. At the same time, it is our responsibility to be constantly looking for ways to optimize this business and improve the overall experience our customers have with doing business with us.”

According to Sysco’s 2019 Second Quarter results, “In order to drive continued growth and value creation, Sysco recently implemented organizational and executive leadership changes, which further align the company with its customer first operating model and streamline the business. This reorganization results in an approximate 10 percent reduction in salaried corporate support positions.”

There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?