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.
What's the one benefit you wish your company offered?
|More vacation time||
|A better retirement plan||
|Better health insurance||
|More fun, team-oriented activities||
|Just give me more money||
|I’m very pleased with everything I get now||
|Total votes: 179|
How often do you update your shop and/or business software?
|Only when a substantial update is available||
|Every 2-4 years||
|Usually between 5 and 10 years||
|I hate it – as infrequently as possible||
|I never do – it’s too costly||
|Total votes: 93|