SOURCE: Association of Progressive Rental Organization

Association of Progressive Rental Organization

February 15, 2010 09:21 ET

Rent to Own Offers Employment and Career Opportunities for Americans

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 15, 2010) - Even before the troubled economic times, the rent to own industry's growth and competition created career opportunities for Americans. The rent to own industry that rents appliances, furniture, electronics and computers with the option to own continues to grow and improve after 40 years. The continuing growth of the rent to own industry creates vast career opportunities for thousands of Americans.

According to APRO, the national trade association for the rent to own industry, the rent to own industry employs more than 50,000 Americans and thousands more that serve the industry as vendors, suppliers and service companies to the industry. The average salary is $35,000 per year. The average beginning salary is $21,000 and the upward movement within the industry is faster than most retail industries.

Rent-A-Center and Aaron's are the two rent to own public companies that offer an employment management ladder to salaries of $75,000 and beyond. Rent-A-Center and Aaron's also provide employees the opportunity to learn the financial dynamics of a national publicly traded company.

The small business rent to own stores offer employees the opportunity and experience to grow a small business to a large company. Rent to own programs provide employment opportunities and the experience to become small business owners. Rent to own franchise companies provide information such as Colortyme, Rent n Roll, Aaron's rent to own, Easy Home and Premier franchise information and search for business minded individuals to open up their own small business. The Rent n Roll franchise company offers opportunities and employment for those individuals interested in the automobile industry specifically wheel rims and tires.

Rent to own employers provide employment representing a variety of skills from customer service, delivery drivers, repair, computer skills, advertising and promotion to management. Each company has extensive training programs that welcome those individuals without experience. Many rent to own companies participate in the local job fairs. Many companies post job opportunities in the local papers or one can inquire job opportunities by calling their local rent to own stores directly.

The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) has spent nearly 30 years helping improve rent to own industry to become one of the most vibrant consumer industries in America. For more information on rent to own, visit

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