MESA, Ariz. — Sysco Corporation, a leading global foodservice distribution company, held an event to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new 353,600-square-foot facility, Sysco Arizona East.
Attendees at the event included Sysco executives as well as Mesa Mayor John Giles and state Reps. Neal Carter, Lorena Austin and Seth Blattman.
Construction related to the $102 million investment is planned to begin this fall and is expected to be operational by spring 2025. 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 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 and grow their career with Sysco. Sysco Arizona East warehouse selectors will be able to earn a salary range of $68,000-$87,000 annually and drivers will be able to earn a salary range of $81,000-$109,000 annually.
“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 Matt Jacobson, Sysco’s Desert Region president. “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 stands out as an industry leader in food service, and I’m pleased to welcome their new facility to Mesa,” said 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’s new Mesa facility is an exciting milestone for the company and bolsters Arizona’s economic growth,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are grateful that a global leader like Sysco continues to invest in Arizona, creating hundreds quality jobs and building on Mesa’s continued economic momentum.”