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Staffing Industry Commits to Training 700,000 Adults by 2024


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.”

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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

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