Management Jobs in Boston are Cutting Edge
Posted on October 22, 2008
A hair salon chain will soon make management jobs in Boston available.
Great Clips, Inc., the largest walk-in hair salon brand in North America, is doing its part to help job growth in the Boston area continue by recently announcing Boston is now open for franchise sales. With this announcement, more than 200 salons are projected for the greater Boston area, with at least 10 new salons expected to open by the end of 2009, according to an article by Market Watch.
With more than 200 salons projected in the near future, this will result in approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time jobs for hair care professionals, managers and other related workers in the greater Boston area. This move should add to the state’s recent job growth.
Great Clips plans to expand throughout the Boston area, including in Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex and Essex counties. The company also plans to expand into western Massachusetts, with approximately 20 salons planned for Springfield and Holyoke. Additional salon openings in Massachusetts are slated between now and the end of 2009 in several Boston-area suburbs. Later this year, Great Clips plans to open its first salon in New England in Salem, NH.
The company’s Boston launch is part of an aggressive growth strategy, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company currently operates 2,700 salons in more than 130 North American markets. In total, Great Clips plans to open more than 300 salons globally in 2008 and 2009.
“As the Great Clips brand continues to develop throughout North America, we’re now looking for business professionals in and around Boston seeking a moderate-risk, steady growth business with strong cash flow and a relatively low investment requirement,” Rob Goggins, vice president of franchise development, Great Clips, Inc., said in the article.
“Most of our franchisees keep their professional job while building their Great Clips business on the side,” he added. “This business concept has proven to be recession resistant, simple and enjoys steady growth. After just five years, our average franchisee owns five to six salons. Entrepreneurs will be hard pressed to find a better business model that meets all of these criteria.”