Robin Loudermilk announced from Aaron’s National Managers Meeting that the company has already added 50 employees this year and is on target to hire 500 more based on current store opening plans. An estimated additional 75 franchised stores will open in 2011 and subsequently bring approximately 400 new jobs.
“The nature of Aaron’s lease ownership business is to help families who are facing economic challenges,” said Loudermilk. “Our business model allows these families the access to home necessities such as beds, refrigerators and computers – items they otherwise may not be able to own. Aaron’s is in the position to improve the lives of our customers by bringing new jobs to the communities where they live. Our growth during these tough economic times is unique in the retail industry and by adding retail jobs, we’re also creating stronger communities.”