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.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|