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Track Staffing Employment in Nearly Real Time

Temporary and contract staffing employment is trending upward, according to the ASA Staffing Index.

Want to know more? Complete the ASA Staffing Index survey to get updated information on industry trends, including new staffing starts data. Staffing firms with U.S. operations can participate in the weekly survey, and there are no fees to participate.

Participants receive a weekly email summary report—in addition to statistics by company size and access to historical data and dynamic charts.

Register today at americanstaffing.net/staffing-index.

Test Your Legal Knowledge at the ASA Staffing Law Conference

The 2021 ASA Staffing Law Conference takes place virtually April 29–30. It’s the only event dedicated to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing companies, and will feature “The Most Entertaining Game Show Ever: Staffing Law Edition.”

If you’ve ever attended Staffing World®, then you’ve likely enjoyed a lively game show-style session presented by the ASA legal team. Featuring important legal questions, video clues, and prizes, this Staffing Law edition of the Most Entertaining Game Show Ever is designed to maximize learning and interaction and provide some fun and friendly competition focused on important staffing law topics for your company.

ASA-certified professionals can earn continuing education hours at this year’s conference, and rates are as low as $195. Visit staffinglawconference.net to learn more.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Filing Taxes After Taking a PPP Loan

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Tax Implications for Employers That Received Paycheck Protection Program Loans.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out about recent changes to government regulations relating to Paycheck Protection Program loans and learn how receiving a PPP loan might affect your 2020 and 2021 taxes.

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 americanstaffing.net.

The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 20,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.

Free Compliance and Safety Webinar Next Week for Texas Staffing Firms

Get up-to-date information about legal and legislative issues specific to working in Texas during
the ASA Texas Network: Free Compliance and Safety Webinar. The virtual meeting takes place Tuesday, March 2, 2–3 p.m. Central time.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s San Antonio office will discuss compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, current Covid-19 guidelines, and other topics relating to protecting the health and safety of workers.

ASA State Networks allow members to engage in discussions about issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends with their local peers. Visit americanstaffing.net to learn more and to register for an event near you.

Get Important Legal Information to Protect Your Business

All staffing professionals and their clients need to know the facts about co-employment—the relationship between a staffing firm and its client in which each has legal rights and duties with respect to the same employees. Help your employees and your clients by giving them the book that explains this evolving area of federal employment law.

The ASA book Co-Employment: Employer Liability Issues in Third-Party Staffing Arrangements was revised in 2019. Now in its ninth edition, and available in print and as an ebook, it explains how staffing firms and clients can mitigate employment-related risks. View the contents and an excerpt online at americanstaffing.net.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Filing Taxes After Taking a PPP Loan

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Tax Implications for Employers That Received Paycheck Protection Program Loans,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out about recent changes to government regulations relating to Paycheck Protection Program loans and learn how receiving a PPP loan might affect your 2020 and 2021 taxes.

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 americanstaffing.net.

Register Now for the ASA Staffing Law Conference—A Virtual Event

The ASA Staffing Law Conference, which takes place virtually April 29–30, is your chance to hear legal experts’ insights into how your firm can overcome current challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for a postpandemic world. Make sure your company has the latest information and resources it needs to protect your business and take advantage of growth opportunities.

ASA-certified professionals can earn continuing education hours toward maintaining their ASA credential. Learn more and register at staffinglawconference.net. Rates are as low as $195.

ASA Staffing Index: Staffing Jobs Trending Up in February

Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 8–14 was up 0.8% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. There were 3.2% more staffing jobs compared with the same week of 2020—the first week-six advance in three years. Temporary-to-hire conversions, inclement weather, and the persistence of Covid-19 were mentioned as factors limiting even further growth. Just over half (52%) of staffing firms reported increased temporary and contract employment.

New starts were up 1.4% on average, with nine in 10 (93%) of staffing companies reporting gains in new assignments week-to-week.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at a value of 89. Temporary and contract staffing employment mid-January through mid-February expanded 2% year-to-year.

“An upward trend is emerging for staffing employment, which bodes well for nearer-term staffing job recovery even amid the pandemic,” said Cynthia Davidson, ASA senior director of research.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the February monthly employment situation report, which is scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics March 5.

Submit Your Staffing World Presentation Proposal—Entries Due in One Month

ASA is looking for experts in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry to share their experience and expertise in workshops and in Tech Park and Game Changer presentations at Staffing World® 2021, Sept. 28–30 in Denver.

The association also is looking for experts who can present ASA webinars, which take place throughout the year. Proposals for ASA webinars are accepted throughout the year, though earlier submissions get priority. For more information and to start your submission, visit americanstaffing.net.