#StaffingElevates Campaign to Highlight Staffing’s Role in Workforce Development


The American Staffing Association today announced the launch of a new initiative aimed to educate the public about the role of staffing agencies in workforce development and training.

The #StaffingElevates campaign will highlight many of the top educational and workforce development programs developed by staffing companies to combat the nation’s ongoing skills gap crisis.

While 80% of employed U.S. adults consider an employer’s professional development and training offerings an important consideration when accepting a new job, just 39% say their current employer is helping them improve their current skills or gain new skills to do their job better, according to results from an American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® online survey conducted by The Harris Poll in late October and early November 2021.

“Staffing companies are helping America’s workers gain the training they need to elevate their careers,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association. “Every day, staffing companies hear from employers about the skills gap crisis facing our country. As a result, ASA members have created innovative, dynamic, and multifaceted educational programs that equip workers with the most sought-after skills in the labor market today.”

The initiative will also include a specific focus on raising awareness of the staffing industry’s dynamic educational programs for workers considering career changes.

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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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