About the Association
Welcome to the Maine Staffing Association (MSA), the trade association for the staffing industry in our region. We serve as the voice of the industry in state efforts to communicate industry matters to association members, legislative leaders, regulators, the news media and the general public. You can make that voice more effective when you join our association.
Are you looking for a local staffing company? Are you looking for employment?
Contact our members listed in the online membership directory for excellent staffing service. Our members are dedicated to the industry, and we find thousands of people great jobs on a daily basis.
MSA Establishes Leadership Team for 2011
Elections were held during the December 14th membership meeting and the 2011 Executive Board has been established; Rick Holden of Maine Staffing Group was elected as President, Joel Gratwick of Bonney Staffing was elected Vice President and will also continue his role as Chairman of the Legislative Committee, and Cathy DeMerchant of Capital Area Staffing Solutions was elected as Treasurer. The contract for MSA’s Policy Consultant David Clough of Enterprise Policy Group was renewed through the end of 2011.
“With the overwhelming change in leadership in Augusta, 2011 presents a great opportunity for MSA to introduce itself to policymakers and let them know what a positive impact the Staffing Industry has on jobs, business success, and the overall economy in Maine.”, Holden said at the meeting. He went on to state that the executive team does not feel this is the time to sit back and not be prepared for any potentially negative legislation. There are a number of issues, including Health Care Reform, that need MSA’s attention.
People are encouraged to contact the executive team with any questions about the MSA or the staffing industry in Maine.
MSA Wins Merit Award at Staffing World 2010
The Maine Staffing Association (MSA) was honored at Staffing World 2010, the annual convention and expo of the American Staffing Association, held in Las Vegas in October. For excellence in protecting and advancing the interests of the staffing industry in Maine, MSA received a Superior Legislative Merit Award.
MSA president Dave Lorenzatti of Labor Ready in Portland accepted the award on behalf of the Association from ASA Chairman William C. Yoh, CSP, TSC.
ASA evaluated state associations on their support of the staffing industry through chapter meetings, educational programs, government relations activities, community outreach efforts and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
MSA is a statewide association of staffing companies in Maine. The staffing industry in Maine employs over 20,000 temporary and contract employees per year.
MSA Joins Coalition to Promote Employing People with Disabilities
The Maine Staffing Association has announced that it has become a Business Partner with WORKING TOGETHER, a coalition of Maine businesses seeking to expand the employment of people with disabilities. After a presentation at its March meeting by Merritt T. Carey, Esq., MSA members unanimously voted to join the coalition, whose mission is to help Maine employers capitalize on an untapped source of employees: individuals with disabilities.
Employing people with disabilities is rapidly becoming part of our business landscape. Our workforce is aging, injured veterans are returning from Iraq, and we are experiencing the beginning of an employee shortage. Integrating people with disabilities into our workforce provides solutions on many levels. Getting involved now exemplifies forward and creative thinking plus good business strategy. For more information about Working Together go to their website at www.expandingmainesworkforce.com or contact Merritt Carey at (207) 828-4882.