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Franchise Hiring Up in August as US Economy Approaches Full Employment

The United States added 19,200 jobs in franchised establishments in August, according to the monthly ADP National Franchise Report. That monthly gain in franchised jobs is roughly average over the past five years.

One Year On, Seattle Minimum Wage Impact Negligible

Seattle's $15 minimum wage hike caused great concern among the franchise industry, who understandably opposed it.

Private Sector and Franchise Hiring Softens in April

fast-food workerROSELAND – Private-sector franchise jobs in the United States rose by 14,100 in April, according to payroll processor ADP in its National Franchise Report.

NAACP Files Civil Rights Suit against Alabama Governor for Blocking Wage Hike

Alabama Gov. Bentley signs HB174, Feb 25, 2016 (

BIRMINGHAM – Fast food workers filed a civil rights lawsuit yesterday along with Alabama's NAACP against Gov. Robert Bentley for blocking a measure that would have raised Birmingham's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.

McDonald’s Reports Supersized Profits amid Scrawny Worker Pay

McMuffinAfter a long slump, McDonald's Corporation showed it is back in the game with competitors this week, declaring a 35 percent increase in profits for first quarter 2016.

Franchise Employment Doubles the Pace of Small Business; Leisure Loses

McDonald's franchise hiring

ROSELAND, NJ— Private-sector jobs in American franchised establishments increased by 20,000 in January of 2016, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.

Franchises Add Whopping 33,000 Jobs in September

McDonald's now hiring
Photo by Blue MauMau from July 2015

​ROSELAND, N.J.—Hires by U.S. franchise increased by a supersized 33,000 jobs during the month of September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. Franchised restaurants made up roughly three-quarters of all franchise jobs, hiring 25,200. That was followed by auto dealers.

Consumer Confidence Up Again in September

NEW YORK – Consumer confidence increased in September by 1.7 points, following a sharp rebound in August.

Franchise Jobs Cool to 22,800 in August

ROSELAND, N.J.—U.S. private-sector franchise jobs had a sub-par increase in August, increasing their hiring by 22,800 while small businesses increased by 85,000, according to ADP Research Institute.

July Shows America Increasingly Runs on Franchise Jobs

Photo by Blue MauMau
A worker at a Jimmy John's franchise cleans the door. Photo/ds

​ROSELAND, N.J.—U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by a whopping 33,300 hires during the month of July, according to a national survey. Nearly one in every five nonfarm private sector jobs that were added in July were by franchised establishments.