I recall about 12-13 years ago, H&R Block started opening new offices and recruiting seasonal tax pros like crazy. The economy was ramping up then, prior to 2008 melt-down, when offices started getting closed instead and new hires went down.

Does anyone know if the same thing is happening now? New offices being opened by the chains? Recruiting new seasonal workers, especially part-time retirees? Or has self-prepared kept the office-prepared growth down this time around?

I realize if you are a current employee you probably can't disclose anything under your real name, so I hope you have a good user name on this forum.