The nation’s staffing agencies can source and deploy personnel to fill orders for 100% of the 185 “essential critical infrastructure workers” identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a new member audit conducted by the American Staffing Association April 13–23. The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency published the list in a March 28 advisory memo.
The essential occupations necessary to “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security” are in 16 broad sectors of the U.S. infrastructure and economy, ranging from health care, to food supplies, to telecommunications, to energy production and distribution, and beyond. A total of 154 ASA staffing agency member volunteers reviewed the CISA list and indicated the types of essential workers they supply.
“The ASA findings underscore how important staffing agencies are to the U.S. economy and demonstrate the vast breadth of talent the industry is deploying to keep America functioning and to ensure that critical infrastructure needs are being met,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “From nurses and emergency physicians, to truck drivers, forklift operators, and beyond, staffing agencies are providing the essential workers the nation needs now and as we continue to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.”
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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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