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American Staffing Association Endorses White House Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed

Leading U.S. Businesses Pledged to Create Initiatives to Hire and Recruit Long-Term Unemployed Individuals

The American Staffing Association has pledged to promote the White House’s best practices and voluntary action to help unemployed Americans find jobs.

At an event at the White House last Friday, President Obama announced that more than 300 leading U.S. businesses and associations, including ASA, had pledged to create initiatives to hire and recruit long-term unemployed individuals and to remove any barriers that may prevent qualified unemployed job seekers from applying or being fully considered for jobs at companies.

“The American Staffing Association supports the White House initiative to promote best practices for recruiting and hiring the long-term unemployed,” says Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “Staffing firms are uniquely positioned to help unemployed individuals get back on the ladder of success. ASA members are committed to providing employment counseling and creating employment opportunities that give job seekers the chance to showcase their abilities, without regard to their current employment status or the duration of time they’ve been unemployed.”

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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 affiliated chapters 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

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