News Release Archives - American Staffing Association https://americanstaffing.net Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:48:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Royster Group Inc. President and CEO Is ASA Volunteer of the Year https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/10/16/2019-asa-volunteer-of-the-year/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00:32 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=134197 The American Staffing Association yesterday announced that Ken Taunton, CSC, president and chief executive officer of The Royster Group Inc.—a certified minority-owned business enterprise in Atlanta providing executive search and professional staffing services in the private and public sectors and health care industry—is the 2019 ASA Volunteer of the Year. Taunton was honored during the opening Super Session at Staffing World® 2019, the association’s annual convention and expo, in Las Vegas.

The ASA Volunteer of the Year program, launched in 2016, recognizes an individual who is an outstanding contributor on an ASA committee, section council, state network, task force, or working group. Honorees are selected based on nominations submitted by peers from across the U.S.—all ASA volunteers.

Taunton has served as chairman of the ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy (IDEA) interest group for the past two years. And in addition to his leadership with ASA, Taunton also serves on the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council board of directors and works with youth literacy and workforce development programs in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection Program and has been recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as Supplier of the Year.

“As a relatively new volunteer, Ken Taunton has really distinguished himself as a thought leader and mentor on the critically important issue of promoting diversity and inclusion at all levels within ASA and across the staffing industry,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “On behalf of the ASA board of directors, membership, and staff, I thank Ken for his dedicated service to ASA and look forward to his continued leadership.”

A high-resolution headshot of Taunton is available to members of the news media upon request. Learn about 2020 ASA volunteer opportunities and apply online by Oct. 31 at asacentral.americanstaffing.net/volunteer.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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ASA Inducts David Bartholomew Into Leadership Hall of Fame https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/10/16/asa-inducts-david-bartholomew-into-leadership-hall-of-fame/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00:05 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=134200 The American Staffing Association yesterday inducted David Bartholomew, chief executive officer of Shearwater Health, headquartered in Nashville, TN, into the ASA Leadership Hall of Fame. Bartholomew was honored during the opening general session at Staffing World® 2019, the association’s annual convention and expo, in Las Vegas.

The ASA Leadership Hall of Fame was created in 1985 to recognize outstanding individual contributions made through dedicated service to ASA and the staffing and recruiting industry.

Bartholomew has more than 25 years of executive experience in the U.S. staffing industry. He founded Staffmark in 1991 and was responsible for growing the staffing agency from a one-office startup in Nashville to more than 400 locations today. He joined Shearwater Health in 2009 as a board member and was named president and chief executive officer by the end of that same year.

Bartholomew was a member of the ASA board of directors from 2000 to 2012, and served as ASA chairman from 2005 to 2006. He also was chairman of and served on several ASA committees such as the convention, member education, membership, workers’ compensation, and political action.

In addition to his involvement with ASA, Bartholomew is active in the World Presidents’ Organization and was chapter chairman of southern seven states for the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also is a member of several boards, including Tennessee Bank & Trust; Provider Trust (a technology service company for compliance in health care); and Staff Management (a staffing agency in New Jersey).

“On behalf of the ASA board of directors and membership, I am delighted to welcome David Bartholomew as the newest member of the Leadership Hall of Fame,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “David is a passionate, effective advocate of the staffing industry and the opportunities the industry provides to the millions of people it employs. During his tenure as chairman of the ASA board of directors, the association launched several important initiatives, including a multiyear marketing and public relations campaign to elevate the perception of the staffing industry among employees and the general public. ASA highly values David’s leadership and thought leadership.”

Professional headshot available upon request.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing World® Gives Back to Host City of Las Vegas https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/10/09/sw19-gives-back-to-host-city-of-las-vegas/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:57:28 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=134160 ASA Cares LIVE Is Hands-On Attendee Event Integrating Social Responsibility Into Largest Staffing Convention and Expo in the World

The American Staffing Association announces that for the second year in a row, good corporate citizenship will be incorporated in the Staffing World® experience. ASA Cares LIVE will provide attendees the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities in support of organizations based in the convention’s host city of Las Vegas, and one national organization that provides services to the nation’s deployed troops, first responders, veterans, and their families.

Event: ASA Cares LIVE

Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1–2:30 p.m. Pacific time
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 9–11 a.m. Pacific time (Pawvana)
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:30–2 p.m. Pacific time

Location: Staffing World Expo Hall, Marquee Ballroom, MGM Grand Las Vegas, 4701 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109

During ASA Cares LIVE, Staffing World attendees will be able to give back via four fun activities:

  • Assembling hygiene kits for homeless individuals through the charity Nevada Homeless Alliance
  • Creating school supply kits for underserved youth in the Las Vegas area through HELP of Southern Nevada and JAG–Nevada
  • Creating paracord (parachute cord) “survivor” bracelets to be donated to the nation’s troops and first responders through the national organization Operation Gratitude
  • Playing with dogs at the first-ever ASA Cares Pawvana for a donation to A Path for Paws, a Las Vegas-based animal rescue organization

In addition, and for the first time, ASA and Jobs for America’s Graduates‒Nevada are partnering on site at the convention to help prepare at-risk youth for their future roles in the workforce. More than 50 Las Vegas high school students will participate in mock interviews with volunteer staffing professionals, and the students will join in the ASA Cares LIVE activities to give back to their local community. Jobs for America’s Graduates is the national philanthropic partner of ASA.

ASA Cares LIVE is supported by Avionté, which has received multiple ASA Care Awards for outstanding social responsibility programs in the staffing industry.

To learn more about Staffing World 2019, visit staffingworld.net.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

About Avionté

Avionté is a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software solutions, offering innovative, end-to-end staffing solutions to more than 900 customers and 25,000 users throughout the U.S. and Canada. Avionté delivers a robust platform for clerical, light industrial, IT, and professional staffing firms to maximize profits and boost productivity. For more information about Avionté, visit avionte.com.

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ASA Honors Best Work-Based Learning Programs in Staffing Industry https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/10/03/asa-honors-best-work-based-learning-programs-in-staffing-industry/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:00:17 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=134053 ASA Elevate AwardsThe American Staffing Association today announced the winners of the 2019 ASA Elevate Awards. This professional recognition program celebrates the most innovative and effective work-based learning programs designed specifically for temporary and contract employees.

2019 ASA Elevate Award Winners

Staffing Agencies With More Than $100 Million in Annual Sales
Modis, “Modis Academy”
Modis Academy is a solution to close U.S. talent gaps and a new-age model for building a pipeline of career-ready talent. The program upskills U.S. adults in some of the nation’s most technical and sought-after skill sets—software engineering, data science, and UX design—in partnership with global education provider General Assembly. Modis identifies students, covers the costs of the education, and then aims to place the students in jobs with a client where they can build a career using the new skills. Through the program, Modis is able to better respond to client needs, enhancing both supply and access to the most in-demand skills, while making STEM careers more attainable for a greater number of people. The program is still in its pilot phase, but the goal is to have 100 students enrolled and/or graduated from Modis Academy by the end of 2019.

Staffing Agencies With $7.5-$25 Million in Annual Sales
ETS Inc., “AIME (Assembling Industry: Manufacturing and Education)”
ETS Inc. is successfully addressing its manufacturing clients’ skills gap challenges and providing improved employment opportunities to adult residents of Upstate New York through its AIME program. Students participating in the eight-week training program receive a wealth of credentials, including the National Workforce Readiness Credential, LEAN 101, and OSHA 10, while gaining new technical skills based on local manufacturer input. AIME also focuses on soft skills development and assists students with crafting résumés and tips for acing interviews. Each session concludes with an employment seminar where participants can interview with some of the region’s top manufacturers. Student tuition is covered by grants and scholarships. Since launching in 2010, 268 people have successfully completed the AIME program.

Madden Industrial Craftsmen Inc., “Madden Apprenticeship Program”
Madden Industrial Craftsmen offers the first staffing agency-run registered apprenticeship program in the U.S. Registered apprenticeship programs take extensive time and resources to create and manage. Now Oregon-based businesses have access to Madden’s apprenticeship license without needing to create programs on their own. Madden handles all human resource responsibilities (including payroll), skills verification, soft-skills screening, and education tracking. The registered apprentices are Madden temporary employees who work at client job sites while the staffing company monitors their training and associated instruction at a local
community college. The Madden Apprenticeship Program was launched in late 2018, and by the end of this year, Madden expects to enroll a total of 10 apprentices. These programs often take more than a year to be drafted and approved by the state of Oregon, but Madden expects MAP to grow quickly now that its foundation is built.

Less Than $7.5 Million in Annual Sales
Community Health Network, “Managed Care Project”
Community Health Network was approached by a major Boston-area health system health plan to provide experienced home care registered nurses (with strong clinical expertise and assessment skills) to be cross-trained on performing field assessments and managing newly enrolled members during peak enrollment periods. The initial project was a success and every year since the program was launched in 2016, Community Health Network has provided a group of nurses for this training. To date, approximately 75% of the participants were offered permanent positions by the health plan, and those who were not offered positions or who chose to return to home care case management, now have a new skill set and improved marketability if they decide to explore future employment opportunities in the managed care field.

TEKtalent Inc., “Invest in Yourself”
The Invest in Yourself program directly tackles the information technology skills shortage in the U.S. TEKtalent designed the program for individuals employed in nontechnical roles with an interest in starting a new career in IT: specifically as business analysts. This is a free six-week training program. Trainees are first taught live in a classroom and then transition to a primarily online learning environment. Courses taught include introduction to business analysis, software development lifecycle, logical modeling, gathering and documenting user requirements, and more. Trainees who complete the program are placed on assignment at TEKtalent clients or find employment on their own—and all receive on-the-job support via mentorships. Program graduates are now able to find jobs that offer much better pay with room for advancement, and TEKtalent has a pool of qualified candidates to place with clients.

2019 ASA Elevate Award Honorable Mentions

Staffing Agencies With More Than $100 Million in Annual Sales
Express Employment Professionals, “Job Genius”
Randstad US, “Hire Hope Career Readiness Program”

Awards and honorable mention distinctions are conferred in the award classes at the judges’ discretion.

The Elevate Award winners will be celebrated Oct. 17 at a recognition ceremony during Staffing World® 2019 in Las Vegas.

To learn more about the ASA Elevate Awards program, visit americanstaffing.net/elevate.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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ASA Honors Best Social Responsibility Programs in Staffing Industry https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/09/26/asa-honors-best-social-responsibility-programs-in-staffing-industry/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:19:42 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133952 ASA CARE AwardsThe American Staffing Association recognized staffing agency and industry supplier members with ASA Care Awards for exceptional social responsibility initiatives of 2019. The winners will be recognized during Staffing World® 2019, the annual ASA convention and expo, Oct. 15‒17, in Las Vegas.

2019 ASA Care Award Honorees

Staffing Agencies With More Than $100 Million in Annual Sales
AMN Healthcare, “Guatemala: 2018 Team Hope Mission”—ASA Care Award
Advanced Group, “Diversity and Inclusion Committee”—honorable mention

Staffing Agencies With $25 Million–$100 Million in Annual Sales
Rangam Consultants Inc., “SourceAbled for Neuro-Inclusion in the Workplace”—ASA Care Award
HireLevel, “HireLevel 2nd Chance”—honorable mention

Staffing Agencies With $7.5 Million–$25 Million in Annual Sales
Antenna, “Good Works”—ASA Care Award
Alignstaffing, “AlignHearts”—honorable mention
Gage Personnel, “Gage Giving Program”—honorable mention

Staffing Agencies With Less Than $7.5 Million in Annual Sales
Advent Talent Group, “Breaking Barriers”—ASA Care Award
Hatch Staffing Services, “HatchLIFE”—ASA Care Award
ON ITS AXIS, “ON ITS AXIS ‒ Commitment to Giving”—honorable mention

Associate Members (Industry Suppliers)
Assurance, “Assurance Caring Together”—ASA Care Award
Avionté, “Avionté Hope Foundation”—ASA Care Award

“ASA congratulates the 2019 ASA Care Award honorees for their outstanding social responsibility programs and for being wonderful examples of corporate citizenship in the staffing industry,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “These winning programs show how the staffing industry is making a difference in the lives of people and in society, both in the U.S. and around the globe.”

For more information about the ASA Care Awards program, visit americanstaffing.net/careawards.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing Jobs Bounce Back in September https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/09/24/staffing-jobs-bounce-back-in-september/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:31:43 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133869 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of Sept. 9–15 surged 3.1% from the prior week to reach a value of 97 for the first time this year, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Some survey respondents cited the lingering impact of the Labor Day holiday, seasonal business fluctuations, and temporary-to-hire conversions as factors that hindered further growth. Staffing employment was 4.3% lower than the same week last year, with the latest reading narrowing the year-to-year gap from the prior week’s -5.6%.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at a value of 95. Staffing jobs for the four weeks ending Sept. 15 were down 4.7% from the same period last year, remaining below 2018 record highs.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the September monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Oct. 4.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing Industry Commits to Training 700,000 Adults by 2024 https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/09/19/staffing-industry-commits-to-training-adults-by-2024/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:49:09 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133724 ASA Signs White House Pledge to America’s Workers

The American Staffing Association has signed the Pledge to America’s Workers to commit that U.S. staffing agencies will provide opportunities to train, upskill, and reskill 700,000 temporary and contract employees and job seekers during the next five years. The pledge is a White House initiative to recognize the crucial role that companies play in educating and training the nation’s workforce.

To date, more than 350 companies and trade organizations have signed to the Pledge to America’s Workers—promising to provide more than 13.5 million enhanced career opportunities for American students and workers.

As part of its pledge commitment, ASA will share best practices, case studies, and other resources with its members across the nation to ensure staffing agencies are at the forefront of efforts to train, reskill, and upskill the U.S. workforce. This initiative will be a top priority of the association and its board of directors.

“Signing this pledge affirms the support and dedication of ASA, its member companies, and the U.S. staffing industry to train, reskill, and upskill the current and future workforce,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “U.S. staffing agencies are investing in innovative programs—apprenticeships, work-based learning programs, and other continuing education opportunities—to train Americans for good jobs to meet the needs of the modern workplace and to address talent shortages and skills gaps.”

To learn more about the Pledge to America’s Workers, visit whitehouse.gov/pledge-to-americas-workers.

To learn more, about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Graphic Designer Is National Staffing Employee of the Year https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/09/16/graphic-designer-is-national-staffing-employee-of-the-year/ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:50:37 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133579 ASA Also Selected All-Stars in Industry Sectors

The American Staffing Association today announced that Will Bennett is the 2020 National Staffing Employee of the Year. ASA also named National Staffing Employee of the Year All-Stars in the five staffing and recruiting industry sectors. These announcements mark the beginning of National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 16-22. This annual event celebrates the contributions of the more than 15 million temporary and contract employees hired by U.S. staffing agencies each year.

National Staffing Employee of the Year

Will BennettProfessional–Managerial Sector All-Star
Will Bennett

As a member of the senior leadership team for a professional soccer team in Columbus, OH, Bennett was required to work exceedingly long hours. He connected with creative staffing agency, Portfolio Creative, to find a professional opportunity that would allow him more quality time with his children and then-fiancée (now wife). Bennett soon after began a contract graphic designer role where he was able to work fewer hours at a higher pay rate—allowing his income to remain the same. His new role provided him with the desired time and flexibility to take a much more active role in the education of his daughter, who had been diagnosed with dyslexia. Bennett was now more available to participate in school meetings and check ins and provide the high degree of parental involvement her specialized schooling required. While on assignment, Bennett was promoted to a contract associate creative director position and later bridged to a permanent role with the client. Working with a staffing agency gave Bennett the desired flexibility to spend time with his family and helped launch him on the path of continued professional growth.


Cheryl CampbellEngineering, Information Technology, and Scientific Sector All-Star
Cheryl Campbell

After graduating college, Campbell worked in various roles to develop the technical skills that led her to a career in software testing. When she connected with Vision Technology Services in April 2018, she was uncertain about her next professional steps. Campbell’s recruiter urged her to apply for a contract test engineer role with BD Diagnostic Systems, a medical device company. As it turns out, the role was perfectly attuned to her interests and built upon her prior work experiences. The client recognized her strong work ethic and skills, and offered Campbell permanent role testing medical devices and assuring that their parts work correctly before they are presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval. Staffing led Campbell to a meaningful career where she has, ultimately, affected the lives of thousands of patients in the U.S. through her work.


Nonie GandhiHealth Care Sector All-Star
Nonie Gandhi, RD, LDN

Staffing allows Gandhi to combine her love of travel with her passion for nutrition and patient care, working as a traveling dietitian through Dietitians on Demand. After college she worked abroad and volunteered at an office of Doctors Without Borders, where she learned she wanted to be involved directly in patient care. She came home to become a registered dietitian, then signed up with her staffing agency. When she begins a new assignment, Gandhi simply packs up her camper van and sets out from her home base of North Carolina. She is always willing to move to a different part of the country and loves the adventure of being on the road. She consistently receives high marks for her professionalism and clinical judgment, and is always willing to accommodate various scheduling requests. Although she appreciates the flexibility of the traveling dietitian lifestyle, she also regularly accepts assignment extensions at client sites. In fact, Gandhi’s wanderlust was recently put on hold for a bit when she delayed a cross-country trip after a 30-day assignment ended up extending for 60 additional days. Through staffing, she can satisfy her sense of adventure and have a fulfilling career in health care.


James MichaelIndustrial Sector All-Star
James Michael

After Michael realized that his young son was lacking care and attention while living with the child’s mother, he connected with Express Employment Professionals for work. Michael was placed in a temporary building maintenance role and later transitioned to an assignment at a large Rehrig Pacific Co. distribution center, where he gained on-the-job forklift experience. His hard work was recognized by the client, and Michael was offered a permanent role–allowing him to gain full custody of his son. Unfortunately, his schedule changed, creating day care conflicts, so he turned to Express again to find a job with the desired flexibility and work–life balance. Michael was assigned to BE Aerospace, making small parts for the aviation industry. In a short amount of time he was offered a permanent role with the client. Staffing led Michael to a job that allows him to take proper care of his son and work on the child’s developmental needs. In fact, the young boy is now excelling both academically and socially. Michael also is the 2019 Express Employee of the Year.


Arinda JohnsonOffice–Clerical and Administrative Sector All-Star
Arinda Johnson

Johnson is a temporary substitute teacher assistant where she works with children with special needs and differing abilities. Before she began her assignment through the staffing agency, Alignstaffing, Johnson had no prior experience assisting children with special needs, but she has fully embraced the opportunity. She is thriving in her work environment and is making a difference in the lives of her students. Staffing helped Johnson find a profession she enjoys, meaningful work, and the flexibility to spend time with her children and grandchildren.


As National Staffing Employee of the Year, Bennett will be formally honored at a recognition ceremony during Staffing World® 2019, the ASA annual convention and expo, in Las Vegas.

The National Staffing Employee of the Year program is sponsored by ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder.

To learn more about the National Staffing Employee of the Year program and National Staffing Employee Week, visit americanstaffing.net.

Headshots of honorees are available upon request.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing Job Growth Lags in August https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/08/27/staffing-job-growth-lags-in-august/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:58:57 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133199 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, August 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of Aug. 12–18 edged down 0.5% from the prior week to a value of 95, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Some survey respondents cited school breaks, seasonal business fluctuations, and temporary-to-hire conversions as factors that hindered job growth. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 4.4% lower than the same week last year, which had been a post-recession high for the 33rd week of the year. Due to a slowing pace of growth so far this year, the index value in recent weeks has started to lag behind the values seen in comparative weeks of previous years.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at a rounded value of 96. Staffing jobs for the four weeks ending Aug. 12 were down 4.4% from the same period in 2018, which was an all-time high for the comparable span of weeks.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the August monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Sept. 6.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Second Quarter Staffing Employment Lags Last Year’s High; Demand Remains Steady https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/08/22/staffing-employment-down-demand-remains-steady/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:04:55 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133060

New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2019, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—remaining above three million for 21 consecutive quarters.

Staffing employment decreased 3.4% in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, which was an 18-year high for the second quarter.

“Although down slightly from last year’s high, staffing employment remained on par with the second quarter average of recent years,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “And while the demand for temporary and contract employees is still very good across most sectors, industry growth is being constrained by a shortage of qualified talent in a very tight labor market.”

Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled $34.1 billion in the second quarter of 2019, down 1.4% from the same quarter last year.

On a quarter-to-quarter basis, staffing employment grew 0.9% from the first quarter to the second quarter. Temporary and contract staffing sales increased 3.8%.

To learn more about the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, visit americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey. Or follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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