Direct sales enlists army of new recruits

06/15/2009 | MSNBC

Lost jobs and tight household budgets have increased the legion of Avon, Mary Kay and Tupperware direct-sales agents across the country, repeating a trend from previous recessions, according to this article. In good times, people often take these jobs to make extra money for vacations or luxuries, says business ethics professor Larry Chonko, but the jobs are good in a recession because people still want to buy the products.

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