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Salem franchise owner Chris Kavanagh.

The exact number of Salem residents currently looking for employment is unknown, but it’s thought to be in the hundreds.

Two Men and a Truck, which got its start in 1980 when a single mom put an ad in her local newspaper, is “the fastest-growing franchised moving company in the country and offers comprehensive home as well as business relocation and packing services.”

“There are over 10,000 people working for Two Men and a Truck, and my job is to make sure that they are coming into a brand that provides opportunities,” Randy Shacka, President of the Lansing, Michigan, based company, said. “80 percent of our managers across our organization started working on the trucks or answering the phone.”

Chris Kavanagh went from being a mover in Alabama to the owner of the Salem franchise, located at 1123 E Main Street, in…

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