The Franchise Look Reports New Employment Trends in Franchising

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The Franchise, a leading online franchise directory, is reporting significant trends between employment lay-offs and job uncertainty during the current recession, and unemployed white collar professionals turning to self-employment as a career option, with many turning to franchise opportunities in traditional white collar sectors.

According to The Franchise, the current economic recession has taken its toll on many high level executives, mid-level business people and white collar workers. Over the past year, thousands have been laid off from well paying positions and are now finding it difficult to obtain comparable employment because they are over-qualified or labeled as too old. Others have been down sized, forced to work beneath their level of competence and compensation. For the lucky ones who have managed to keep their jobs, there remains a high level of stress with the uncertainty of what will happen next. In reaction, a substantial number of white collar workers are leaving the work force to become self employment franchise business owners so that they can take control of their own future, The Franchise reports.

There are many possible explanations for these trends. First of all, starting a franchise business makes perfect sense for former executives and white color workers who have reached the conclusion that there are no guarantees when you are an employee. It enables business owners to maintain control of their own lives and reap the rewards obtained through their skills and effort. Franchises allow new franchise owners to get their businesses up and running quickly. New owners receive assistance every step of the way and can rely on the invaluable advice and continued support that is made available to them. Franchises also offer a turn-key opportunity for self-employment where effort is rewarded and the valuable skills learned throughout a career can be fully utilized. There are franchise opportunities to appeal to all interests and in every business sector, including the financial, communications, retail and medical sectors, allowing perspective franchise owners to choose a business where their skills and expertise can be used to its best advantage.

Martin Santerre of (, a premier franchise directory that includes some of the most successful and recognized brands, believes that now is a great time to start a business. "There are a large number of exciting franchise opportunities that would be particularly suitable for white collar professionals who are considering starting their own business," states Santerre. "One of our most recent listings is Interim HomeStyle Services, a non-medical home care division of Interim HealthCare Inc. which was founded in 1966 and is today the largest healthcare franchise organization in the United States. The Interim network has more than 300 locations, with 75,000 healthcare workers serving approximately 50,000 people each day. As everyone knows, health care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy today. The company's aggressive growth strategy coupled with an aging population makes Interim HomeStyle Services a very interesting franchise opportunity," adds Santerre.

In today's economic climate, starting a franchise business can be a great option for white collar workers considering self-employment as a possible career path. As well, current low interest rates makes the purchase of a franchise business even more attractive. For those looking for an opportunity to own a successful and rewarding business and a chance to take charge of their own future, a franchise business offers the means to leave life as an employee behind.

About The Franchise A leading online franchise directory, The Franchise ( is a one stop source for all the latest franchising information and available franchise business opportunities. Offering free up to date franchising news and extensive franchise industry information, The Franchise makes it easy to research a wide range of franchise businesses, helping prospective franchise owners find successful Canadian franchises and US franchises for sale in their area.

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