Obama Asks for Paid Family Leave in State of the Union Speech
(01/21/15) Nathan Byrne
President Obama called for the federal government to provide states with $2.2 billion in funding for paid family-leave programs in his 2015 State of the Union address. The U.S. is the only developed Western nation without universal paid maternity leave.
“Today, we’re the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers,” Obama said. “… And that forces too many parents to make the gut-wrenching choice between a paycheck and a sick kid at home.”
ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey Now Open
The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the fourth quarter of 2014 is now open. Staffing firms that complete the brief survey will receive an exclusive report on the results—now enhanced with graphs and an executive summary
. The report also includes representations of sector-level data.
The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends. Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey by Feb. 25 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.
Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at americanstaffing.net
. The survey is sponsored by ASA research partner CareerBuilder, and there are no fees to participate.