Having a tough time competing with large businesses in hiring, U.S. franchises had a weak gain in October of 13,000 jobs. Restaurant franchises and auto dealers hired the most in October.
Employment at franchised establishments in the United States fell by 5,700 jobs as other parts of the economy saw strong job growth in September.
After a couple of soft months, franchise hirings are back. Franchised establishments in the United States added a strong 29,500 jobs in May.