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Insperity Announces Strong Second-Quarter Results

Business Wire (08/03/15)

Insperity Inc. reported revenues of $627.8 million for the second quarter of 2015, up 11.2% from $564.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. Net income totaled $7.3 million, up from $1.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

U.S. Consumer Spending Up 0.2% in June

Wall Street Journal (08/03/15) David Harrison; Josh Mitchell

Consumers pulled back on spending increases in June, an indication that weak wage growth might be weighing on them. Personal spending increased 0.2% from May, the weakest gain since February, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Spending increased a revised 0.7% in May. Personal income rose 0.4% in June and a revised 0.4% in May. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast a 0.2% increase in consumer spending and a 0.4% increase in personal income.

End-July Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Slips to 93.1

Wall Street Journal (07/31/15) Kathleen Madigan

The University of Michigan final July sentiment index dropped from June’s 96.1, and from its preliminary reading of 93.3, to 93.1. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast a July reading of 94.0. July’s final current conditions index increased from 106.0 to 107.2, while the expectations index dropped from 85.2 to 84.1.

One-year inflation expectations for all of July were in line with the preliminary 2.8% reading, and inflation expectations for the next five years rose from 2.7% to 2.8%.

ASA Webinar Next Month—Managing a Family-Owned Firm

Some business challenges are specific to family-owned companies. Hear from three leaders of family-owned staffing firms during the ASA webinar “The Do’s and Don’ts for Family-Owned Staffing Firms.” It takes place Thursday, Sept. 10, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

ASA webinars are $295 for nonmembers and qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. Join ASA and enjoy ASA webinars for FREE.

Staffing World® Less Than Three Months Away—Register Today and Save

Staffing World 2015, the largest, most comprehensive convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry, takes place Oct. 27–29 in Nashville, TN—and you can save up to $150 per person when you register by Sept. 11.

Get more information and register online at ASA members get a discount, so join ASA and save even more.