American Staffing Association Names Mechanical Designer as 2015 National Staffing Employee of the Year


Thomas Sutton Obtains Schedule Flexibility with Help of Staffing Firm

The American Staffing Association today announced that mechanical designer Thomas Sutton was named the 2015 National Staffing Employee of the Year. This announcement marks the beginning of National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 15–21. The week honors the contributions of the approximately three million temporary and contract employees on assignment in support of U.S. businesses and the nation’s economy every workday.

Sutton decided to seek employment in the staffing industry to find a career that offered work-life flexibility and professional satisfaction. He sought the assistance of ASA member firm Volt Workforce Solutions, a business unit of Volt Information Sciences Inc.

Although Sutton is based in Arizona, the firm recognized that Sutton’s advanced mechanical design skills and aerospace experience were ideal to place on him assignment in Southern California’s aerospace industry, where Sutton currently designs launch pad infrastructure and ground support equipment. Sutton has developed a strong professional relationship with his Volt recruiter during the placement process, and has worked closely with him through each reassignment with the client.

“I would like to thank Volt Workforce Solutions for nominating me for National Staffing Employee of the Year and ASA for choosing me as the ‘face’ of U.S. temporary and contract employees for 2015,” said Sutton. “My experiences as a employee have been exceedingly satisfying and led me to where I am today—in a great, flexible assignment with a great company. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to seek work in the staffing industry.”

“All of us at Volt are extremely pleased that one of our tenured field employees has been chosen as the National Staffing Employee of the Year,” says Ron Kochman, chief executive officer of Volt Information Sciences. “It is the dedication of individuals like Tom who are the backbone of our company, and for our clients, Tom’s expertise has contributed to the development of impressive new technologies. We are proud to call him a Volt employee and congratulate Tom on this award.”

Sutton’s story embodies an industry key message: flexibility. Sutton has been given the opportunity to continue to provide his expertise as a mechanical designer, while maintaining the flexibility to minimize extended periods of time away from his home. One in five respondents (22%) to the 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey said their reason for choosing temporary or contract employment was the availability of their flexible work arrangements.

“ASA salutes Tom Sutton and the contributions of the millions of temporary and contract employees on assignments in the U.S. every business day,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “The staffing industry is proud of its proven ability to provide work-life flexibility to employees like Tom, and provide a bridge to more traditional permanent employment opportunities to those who desire it.”

Sutton will be formally honored and celebrated by staffing industry professionals from around the country on Oct. 14 at a recognition ceremony during Staffing World® 2014, the ASA annual convention and expo.

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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

About Volt Workforce Solutions
Volt Workforce Solutions is one of the world's largest recruitment organizations. A business unit of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI), Volt Workforce Solutions delivers temporary professionals in all skill categories with a strategic focus on talent consulting, information technology staffing management, managed service solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, independent contractor management, and payroll services. Professional recruiters, operating through servicing locations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, assign hundreds of thousands of employees annually. Visit

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