Mary Kay adds 165,000 people to its independent business in April, the largest monthly number for the business in the last 10 years

DALLAS , July 8, 2011 (press release) – While developing stories on the economy and the U.S. Department of Labor’s jobs report citing a dramatic and surprising decline in job creation with a mere 18,000 new jobs added nationwide in June, keep in mind entrepreneurial opportunities still exist for the 14.1 million unemployed Americans. In fact as one example, more than 165,000 people started independent Mary Kay businesses in April in the United States – the largest monthly number for Mary Kay within the last 10 years.

Mary Kay is one of the world’s largest direct selling companies with more than $2.5 billion in annual wholesale sales worldwide. Mary Kay was founded in 1963 by Mary Kay Ash with the goal of helping women achieve personal growth and financial success. Today more than 2 million people of all backgrounds are enjoying the advantages of being Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Members of the Mary Kay independent sales force are in business for themselves, set their own schedules, build their own customer base and determine their own level of success. Mary Kay’s high-quality skin care and color cosmetic products are sold in more than 35 countries around the world.

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