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Franchise Hiring Softens in September; Small Businesses Lose Positions

Now hiringFranchise hiring in September was soft, with franchised establishments only increasing their hiring by 14,000 jobs. That is below average and the softest gain since April’s one-time drop of only 4,800 franchise jobs, which was followed by months of robust hiring gains.

Hiring Toughens as Franchises Show Strong Gains Again in August

The change in U.S. franchised employment increased by a solid 21,200 hires in August, according to ADP Research Institute. August's figure is a strong hiring performance for franchised establishments but falling below July's even more robust growth of 26,600 franchise jobs.

Franchise Hiring Strong in July with Gain of 26,600 Jobs

Employment from franchised establishments increased by a strong 26,600 jobs in July, according to ADP National Franchise Report. Hotels, auto dealers and restaurants made up the lion’s share of the hiring.

Labor Market Becomes Even Tighter in June

American franchised establishments increased their hiring by 18,800 jobs for the month of June, according to ADP Research Institute. Restaurants hired 11,000 more, followed by 6,300 from auto and parts dealers. Hotels also raised their job hiring by 2,400.

Franchise Hiring Picks Up 18,400 Jobs in May 2017

Franchised establishments increased their hiring by a moderate 18,400 jobs. That number is a couple thousand lower than the five-year monthly average, but it is a quantum leap from April's 5,400 increase in hiring, one of the lowest job hiring months in years.

Franchise Hiring Hits 3 Year Low in March 2017

Placing a sandwich order at SubwayFranchise industry jobs increased by the dreary figure of 13,900 in March. That is the lowest number of monthly jobs added in over three years. The two largest franchise sectors to hire were restaurants at 7,000 and auto dealers and parts at 5,700, according to the monthly ADP National Franchise Report, which was released April 5.

Conference Board Says Economy Expands but Unlikely to Accelerate

The Conference Board reported Thursday that its leading economic index (LEI) of 124.6 for the U.S. remained unchanged in November. The index was 100 in 2010. November follows a 0.1 percent increase in October and a 0.3 percent increase in September.

ADP Economist Says Franchise Hiring Growth Leads the Pack

Quick service restaurant workerIn September Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute, discussed with Blue MauMau the U.S. economy, private-sector hiring and franchises. America has become a job machine, she said.

Fight for $15 Workers to Stage Protest during Presidential Debate

Low Wage Workers' Protest (Photo: $Fight for $15)

NEW YORK - Thousands of workers from New York and beyond will wage a major protest at tonight's Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage and union rights.

Blame Social Media for Stagnant Incomes

The news has been out for some time that wages in America have been in decline, taking the middle class with them. Individual productivity has likewise been heading south, making recovery difficult. But how does social media fit into this picture?