Online Community

ASA Central

A dynamic online community for ASA members to exchange ideas and best practices, and connect with industry peers in their sector. Visit the site ›
Find Goods & Services

ASA Marketplace

This powerful online resource enables staffing companies to find and access industry supplier information, products and services. Visit the site ›
Daily Publication

Staffing Today Newsletter

Your #1 daily source for news about the workforce industry. With versions available to members and nonmembers. Visit the site ›
Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act Resources for Staffing

Up-to-date news, resources, interactive tools, and more—all focused on helping ASA members comply with the ACA. Visit the site ›
Advertisers & Exhibitors

Staffing Industry Suppliers

ASA has numerous and diverse marketing opportunities available to help you reach the rapidly growing staffing industry. Visit the site ›
Exclusive Products

ASA Store

From certification packages and study guides to marketing tools and data reports, ASA resources add value to your business. Visit the site ›

Weak Economy Heads Lower

Wall Street Journal (07/29/12) Neil Shah

The U.S. economy grew just 1.5% in the second quarter as consumers cut their spending and companies grew more reluctant to hire and invest. Growth in the gross domestic product slowed substantially from the first quarter’s 2% annual rate and the fourth quarter’s 4.1% rate. The economic slowdown, coupled with government data indicating the recovery has been weaker than first thought, raises the possibility that a sudden economic jolt from Europe or the U.S. “fiscal cliff” could push the U.S. economy back into recession. However, the White House said Friday that the unemployment rate would fall to 7.9% from the current 8.2% by the end of the year.