Thanks to the success of Aaron’s, the Atlanta-based rent-to-own retailer, about 1,000 new retail jobs will be created this year at 150 new stores either under construction or planned. Three or four new stores will be opening in the metro Atlanta area. An additional dozen jobs will be created at the home office.
Aaron’s already has added 50 employees. The company anticipates 500 jobs to come from its own store openings and an additional 400 jobs to come from an expected 75 franchised stores. The additions will be spread out throughout this year.
The company is also testing a weekly rent-to-own concept, Homesmart.
Aaron’s currently has 1,850 stores.