â€ŽWhile employers may shy away from hiring returning veterans, one segment of the business community has rolled out the welcome mat: the big franchise chains. Theyâ€™ve signed up thousands of freshly returned veterans as franchise owners, possibly helping to cut the high unemployment rate for vets. One travel franchisor, CruiseOne, is even giving away five franchises to veterans.
But the push to put veterans into franchises isnâ€™t being saluted in all quarters.
â€Žâ€ŽMore than 200 franchisors now participate in the International Franchise Associationâ€™s VetFran program. VetFran participants agree to offer special incentives to veterans, making it more affordable for military members to open a franchise business.
The result? Take a look here…