Sysco Corporation, the global food service distribution company, held an event today to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new 353,600-square-foot facility, Sysco Arizona East.
The construction is planned to begin this Fall and is expected to be operational by Spring 2025.
Attendees at the event included Sysco executives and Mayor John Giles, City of Mesa, and Arizona State Representative Neal Carter, District 15. Arizona State Representative Lorena Austin, District 9, and Arizona State Representative Seth Blattman, District 9, were there too.
Sysco is a leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments, and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries.
With more than 72,000 colleagues, the company operates 334 distribution facilities worldwide and serves approximately 725,000 customer locations.
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Sysco Arizona East
Sysco Arizona East will create 257 new jobs that offer industry-leading wages, paid time off, and comprehensive healthcare and retirement benefits. The average annual salary at Sysco Arizona East will be $68,000 per year, nearly double the per capita median income in Arizona.
“Sysco’s Arizona East site will help meet the demands of the growing local market and bring excellent, long-term career opportunities to the Mesa community,” said Sysco’s Desert Region President Matt Jacobson. “We look forward to bringing Sysco’s expertise and service to thousands of new customers in the market, including restaurants, healthcare, education, and travel and leisure locations throughout Arizona.”
Sysco Arizona East will bring job training and workforce development opportunities to the City of Mesa and surrounding communities. Through Sysco’s Operations Academy, eligible warehouse employees can receive company-sponsored training to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and grow their career with Sysco.
“Sysco stands out as an industry leader in food service, and I’m pleased to welcome their new facility to Mesa,” said Mayor John Giles. “Our city has a talented workforce that will meet the needs for Sysco Arizona East, and I appreciate their commitment to offering job training and workforce development opportunities for Mesa and the East Valley.”
Sysco Arizona East warehouse selectors will earn a salary range of $68,000 – $87,000 annually and drivers can make a salary range of $81,000 – $109,000 annually.
“Arizona’s East Valley is proud to welcome Sysco to their new home,” said Arizona State Representative Neal Carter. “For generations, our East Valley has played a vital role in feeding Arizona. I am grateful to see this tradition continue with the addition of Sysco Arizona East. This site will provide good paying jobs and tremendous economic benefits in my district for generations to come. I look forward to a strong partnership with Sysco.”