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Plan to Participate in a Virtual Networking Call With Colleagues in Your Niche

ASA has organized an ongoing series of sector-specific peer networking calls to give members an opportunity to discuss questions that are specific to their sector of the staffing industry. Get insight from industry peers and discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions—calls are facilitated by volunteers from ASA section communities (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

Get the full schedule and register at americanstaffing.net:
  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, May 26, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Wednesday, May 27, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, May 28, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Managing Talent Remotely

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “The Art of Leading Remote Talent.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Get tips on tailoring communications, improving engagement, and fostering collaboration with remote talent of all types.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Recruiting in Times of Uncertainty

Don’t miss Tuesday’s ASA webinar “Finding Recruiting Opportunities When the Sky Seems to Be Falling,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Things might feel chaotic right now—but there are steps that recruiters can be taking to capitalize on the opportunities that arise from chaos. Learn how to increase connections with clients, prospects, and candidates so you can be a productive recruiter in this new reality.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net.

Staffing Today Returns May 26

In observance of Memorial Day, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, May 25. Staffing Today will return Tuesday, May 26.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending May 17.

A Savvy Employment Solutions
Saint Louis, MO
DPS Group Global
Framingham, MA
Health Force LLC
Columbia, SC
Integra Staffing Inc.
Dallas, TX
KB Staffing
Winter Haven, FL
Linda Vista Capital LLC
Park City, UT
Marshall Healthcare Staffing
Calabasas, CA
Omega Hires
Herndon, VA
Quality Staffing Inc.
Schaumburg, IL
Rightech
Iselin, NJ
Staffing Shark
Lemont Furnace, PA
Sunrise BizTech Systems
San Diego, CA
Talent Keep
Fairfield, CT
Tempsplus Staffing Services
West Allis, WI
Total Resource Staffing
Indianapolis, IN
TradeStar Inc.
Pasadena, TX

When Should Staffing Firms File for PPP Loan Forgiveness?

Loans provided to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act may be forgiven under certain circumstances. On May 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration published an application form and instructions for businesses to use in applying for forgiveness. (A detailed analysis of the new form and instructions, including a comprehensive example of how the forgiveness calculations are made, is available in the ASA issue paper “PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions Provide Details on Calculation of the Loan Forgiveness Amount.”)

Congress is expected to change some key dates that could affect loan forgiveness calculations. Employers may, as a result, adjust their plan regarding when loan forgiveness applications are filed.