Molly Maid is a Military Friendly Franchise®. It’s a designation we’ve always known, but G.I. Jobs magazine confirms it in its June issue. We will also be recognized in the July/August issue of Vetrepreneur Magazine and on the web at militaryfranchising.com. We are committed to attract military veterans to our Molly Maid franchise business, and because of our efforts, Molly Maid ranks among the top ten percent of all the nation’s franchises in recruiting military veterans to our franchise business opportunity.
For Molly Maid owner, Cynthia Giammarinaro, making the transition from the Marine Corps to Molly Maid was a smooth and seamless process. She was in aircraft maintenance stationed in Japan. Her military training prepared her well for running her own Molly Maid franchise. “Marines don’t sleep. Now I get to. But, something as simple as getting up early and coming into the office gets you ahead of the day. Teamwork is essential in the military. That transfers perfectly to my Molly Maid business because our home-service professionals and I are a team in serving our customers and meeting their cleaning needs.
In the military, and sometimes with Molly Maid, you have to be ready for anything. As I advanced in the Marines, I learned what it takes to be a good leader, and I’m applying that in my business. I work really hard to set a balance between communicating expectations to my team and holding people accountable, while being understanding and providing an enjoyable work environment. Finally, the Marine Corps fulfilled a desire to serve my country. At Molly Maid, I continue to give back to the community by supporting our Ms. Molly Foundation.”
Service Brands franchise companies Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, 1-800-DryClean and ProTect Painters have partnered with the International Franchise Association to take part in the VA for Vets Hiring Fair, June 26-28, at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Nearly 230 federal and private-sector employers will be on hand with more than 24,000 job openings. It’s a tragedy that since 9/11 those who have served to protect our shores and freedoms face higher unemployment rates (12.1 percent last year) than the national rate of 8.9 percent in 2011. At Service Brands and Molly Maid, we owe our returning heroes a clear path into the private workforce. Our participation at the VA for Vets Hiring Fair is another example of our continued support of our vets in their search for the American dream.
We are making it easier for vets to own their own Molly Maid franchise business by offering a $2,500 VetFran discount off the franchise fee. Now is a great time to earn a new set of medals and honors as a Molly Maid franchise owner.