Interest In Franchise Opportunities Skyrockets Due To Layoffs

Tampa, FL (PressExposure) January 28, 2009 -- The wrath of the recession has reverberated worldwide with massive amounts of layoffs reported Monday. Once the top names of corporate America, companies like Caterpillar, Home Depot, Pfizer, Texas Instruments, Sprint Nextel, and General Motors contributed 75,000 more people to the unemployment list.

The threat of being laid off has many Americans weary about working for a firm. As a result this has lead to a dramatic increase in franchise opportunity inquiries.

COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK (, a junk removal franchise with a commitment to recycling and the environment, has received a staggering swell in leads concerning the purchase of a franchise. President of College Hunks, Nick Friedman, reported an increase in the number of hauling franchise inquiries from 600 to 1,800, three times the amount of franchise leads from the previous year. This week, COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK has received hundreds of franchise inquiries from major cities such as Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New York. “The idea of being one’s own boss is quite attractive in the gloomy job market witnessed today,” states Friedman. “People want to take control of their lives and be in business for themselves. Franchising seems to be a popular avenue because they don’t have to reinvent the wheel.”


The COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK concept started when former high school classmates Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman began hauling junk using their mom’s cargo van. The company has since transformed from a temporary summer gig into a million-dollar enterprise. Over 60% of the jobs are residential, and many of the customers are women desperately battling packrat husbands, which is no coincidence this “Junk Hunk” brand is so popular. Clients can book their junk removal appointments online as well as vote for the “Hunk of the Semester” in the company’s “Hunk ‘Haul’ of Fame.” A portion of company revenue is donated to college scholarship programs.


President Nick Friedman

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Press Release Submitted On: January 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm
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