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ASA Honors Members’ Communications Programs With 2015 ASA Staffing VOICE Awards

ASA has recognized several member staffing firms with 2015 ASA Staffing VOICE Awards, which honor the vision, originality, innovation, creativity, and effectiveness (VOICE) of staffing industry marketing, advertising, multimedia, and public relations campaigns. The winning entries will be displayed at Staffing World, the ASA annual convention and expo, Oct. 27–29 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The ASA Staffing VOICE Awards competition is sponsored by CareerBuilder.

The awards were judged by a panel of communications experts. Achievements in individual categories were recognized with best of class distinctions, VOICE Awards, and honorable mention distinctions.

The following companies were honored with Best of Class VOICE Awards:

  • Firms With More than $100 Million in Annual Sales: Labor Finders
  • Firms With $25–$100 Million in Annual Sales: Dawson
  • Firms With $7.5–$25 Million in Annual Sales: RealStreet Staffing
  • Firms With Less Than $7.5 Million in Annual Sales: Strategic IT Staffing

To see the full list of ASA Staffing VOICE Awards, visit

TRU Staffing Partners Acquires Kennett Group and Expands Cybersecurity Staffing Offering

Marketwired (09/16/15)

TRU Staffing Partners, a New York City-based search firm representing talent and opportunities in the legal technology, e-discovery, and litigation support space, has acquired the Kennett Group, based in Kennett Square, PA. TRU will launch a new division, TRU Cyber, which will focus explicitly on cybersecurity staffing and career management.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall 11,000 to 264,000, Lowest Since Mid-July

MarketWatch (09/17/15) Greg Robb

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the week ended Sept. 12 fell by 11,000 to 264,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast claims of 275,000. The four-week average of new claims dropped by 3,250 to a seasonally adjusted 275,000.

Kohl’s Expects to Hire More Than 69,000 Seasonal Workers

Wall Street Journal (09/16/15) Tess Stynes

Kohl’s Corp. plans to hire more than 69,000 seasonal employees this year. Last year, the company announced plans to hire 67,000 seasonal employees.

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar Today

Don’t miss the ASA State of the Industry webinar, presented by ASA with ASA corporate partner Inavero. It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Inavero chief executive officer Eric Gregg will review data on what clients and candidates think of the staffing industry. ASA board member Jeff Bowling, CEO of the Delta Cos., will discuss how his company has improved its rating. Plus you’ll get updates from ASA director of research Cynthia Poole and ASA general counsel Stephen Dwyer.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit