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 ›

U.S. Job Markets are Returning to Peak Employment

Wall Street Journal (06/19/15) Jeffrey Sparshott

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors finds that more than half of U.S. metropolitan areas have surpassed prerecession employment. “Soon, half of all metros will have unemployment rates below 5%, with fully employed economies, reaching their potential in providing jobs and income for their residents and generating higher levels of growth,” according to the report, prepared by IHS Global Insight for the mayors’ group. However, nearly one-third of cities are expected to remain short of that mark by the end of 2016. “It will still be the case that 130 metros will enter 2017 with fewer jobs than they supported almost a decade ago,” the report said. The areas recovering slowest are largely older Midwestern communities hurt by the loss of heavy manufacturing jobs, aging population, and deteriorating infrastructure.