By Pat Loeb

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia food giant Aramark is reducing its local workforce. 300 jobs will move to Nashville.

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Aramark picked Nashville for its Business Services Center, which will consolidate financial and human resources services that currently are dispersed among several cities. The center will employ a thousand people when the transition is complete in three years. 300 of those jobs will come from its headquarters here.

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Spokesman Tom Sueta says the affected employees can apply to follow their jobs to Nashville.

He says Philadelphia was a finalist for the Business Services Center but company officials decided Nashville was more geographically central, among other assets.

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