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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Increase in U.S. Employers’ Hiring Plans for the Third Quarter

ManpowerGroup News Release (06/12/12)

Hiring confidence among U.S. employers continues to inch up as all states, regions, and industries surveyed report a positive Net Employment Outlook, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. The seasonally adjusted survey results show the Net Employment Outlook for the third quarter of 2012 is +11%, slightly up from +10% during the second quarter of 2012, and +8% during the same period last year.

“In our on-demand world, seeing long-term changes can be difficult, but it is important to keep in mind that employer confidence has been on an upward trajectory for three years,” says Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president of the Americas. “While slow and sometimes frustrating, job growth has proven to be sustainable, and the data show a solid foundation is in place for continued progress.”

Companies Benefit From Hiring Military Veterans

Bradenton Herald (Florida) (06/11/12) Mary Helen Kress

Mary Helen Kress, president and chief executive of Suncoast Workforce, a Florida-based organization that helps employers hire military veterans, says employers can benefit from the training, work ethic, and skills possessed by veterans. Moreover, they can qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit under the Vow to Hire Veterans Act of 2011, with for-profit employers receiving credits up to $9,600 and tax-exempt organizations receiving up to $6,240 for each qualified veteran they hire. They also have access to a Special Incentive program through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program if they offer training and hands-on experience to veterans, with reimbursement totaling as much as half of the veteran’s salary during the training period for as long as six months.

ASA Membership Matters—Here’s Why

Why should you be a member of the American Staffing Association?

Because ASA membership matters. From sending a powerful message about your firm’s commitment to integrity and high standards to ensuring you can quickly access important resources and industry-specific guidance, ASA is always working on your behalf.

ASA is your industry’s voice and advocate. Activate your membership today and save up to 50%. Plus, you will receive the full version of Staffing Today, discounts on Staffing World 2012 registrations, and much more. Questions? Contact Kim Potter at 703-253-2051.

This Week’s Webinar: E-mail Deliverables—Did Yours Make the Inbox?

Marketing via e-mail is fast, cost-efficient, and far-reaching, but it’s only effective when it ends up in the right inbox.

During this ASAPro Webinar, Nathan Goff, president and resident e-mail guru at Inavero, provides e-marketing best practices, pros and cons of using an e-mail service provider, and an overview of today’s e-mail ecosystem. You also learn what not to do as you explore ways to get your message into the right hands—and more than that—get folks to read and see the benefits of your services.

This Webinar takes place Thursday, June 14, 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Register today at the nonmember rate of $295 per site. Or, join ASA today and participate in this Webinar and all ASAPro Webinars for FREE.