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ASA Represents U.S. at World Employment Conference

American Staffing Association (05/24/12)

Staffing industry executives from around the globe have converged in London this week for the 2012 World Employment Conference, conducted by the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, known as Ciett (its acronym in French). During this annual meeting, participants explore global market trends and developments and focus on how to combat challenges facing the international staffing industry. Representing ASA are chairman Aaron Green, CSP, of Professional Staffing Group; immediate past chairman Bill Yoh, TSC, CSP, of Yoh; and ASA president and chief executive officer Richard Wahlquist.

Labor markets around the world are facing unprecedented challenges, according to “Adapting to Change,” a report recently issued by the Boston Consulting Group on behalf of Ciett. The unpredictability of the global economy has left governments, businesses, and individuals struggling to tackle issues arising from high levels of unemployment, talent mismatches, and low levels of labor market participation—particularly among young adults. The report examines the contributions the staffing industry can make to the recovering global economy. During Wednesday’s opening plenary session, global delegates discussed how the report has helped positively shape perception of the industry in just the first few months since its launch.

To learn more about Ciett’s World Employment Conference, visit