June 30, 2011 // Franchising.com // Las Vegas, NV – According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for new veterans is 12.5 percent, far above the current national average of about 9 percent. There are more than 1 million unemployed veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and in order to combat this crisis, ActionCOACH has launched a program to provide veterans with better opportunities.
ActionCOACH, the world's number one business and executive coaching company, has launched a program that will provide business opportunities to 100 veterans, through its Free Franchise for the Forces program, which will give away $7.6 million in free franchises to 100 eligible veterans in select U.S. states.
Interested Veterans can complete an online form and to learn if they qualify.
"The alarming unemployment numbers in a segment of the population that has one of the best skills sets you can find prompted us to launch this initiative," said ActionCOACH CEO for U.S.A. & Canada, Jodie Shaw.
This is the largest franchise giveaway in the history of the Unites States and it started with a six-month recruitment drive from May 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011. Over this time ActionCOACH will recruit 100 eligible veterans in select states while waiving the entire franchise, training and tech fees, valued at $76,250.
Shaw believes this is a win-win for both ActionCOACH and the veterans who will be selected, "With all the qualities of leadership, integrity, and discipline inherent in veterans, this large-scale initiative is a sound, strategic move for our company. I truly believe this investment will raise the bar and bring in quality franchisees while also helping veterans get their due."
Selected candidates will become part of a network of 1,000 Business Coaches in 34 countries and will enjoy a business opportunity with the leading company in its category. They will also have access to world class training and the company's proven systems, as well as the opportunity to operate a low volume, high margin business with minimum overheads and the ability to make their own hours.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries.