ROSELAND, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2014) — U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 30,250 during December 2013, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
"Job creation in the franchise industry showed encouraging activity in December, posting the overall strongest gain in nine months," said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute.
"Throughout 2013, the franchise industry added 229,000 new jobs, which represents nearly 11 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S., based on our data. Year over year, the rate of employment growth among franchise businesses was 2.9 percent, outpacing the national average of 1.9 percent by a full percentage point."
The year-over-year employment growth rate for gas stations and auto repair franchises was essentially flat at 0.9 percent, while the auto parts and dealers segment grew 2.4 percent, according to the report.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||