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Welcome New ASA Member

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new member, which joined during the week ending Dec. 17.

Lowe Labor LLC dba Priority Placements Group
Johnson City, TN

The ROI Is Sky-High: Calculate the Benefits, Register for Staffing World

Is your company poised for maximum growth in 2024? Concerned about how a fluctuating economy might affect your bottom line? Turn all your doubts into dollars when you and your team take part in Staffing World® 2023, Oct. 3–5 in Charlotte, NC. There’s no other event in the staffing and recruiting industry like Staffing World. We’re so sure that the 30+ sessions on right-now challenges, three powerful keynotes, the biggest expo in the industry, Tech Talks, networking events, and so much more are worth the investment that we’ve created a Staffing World ROI Tool Kit to prove it to you (and your boss).

Download the tool kit and make your case. The numbers don’t lie and neither do the past attendees featured in this Staffing World video.

Make sure you and your company get the information, experience, and connections you can only get from Staffing World—to ensure you are ready to take advantage of the growth opportunities you don’t even know about yet. Register today at

Your Firm’s ASA Membership Has Not Been Renewed for 2023

Please renew your ASA membership today so that you and your company don’t lose benefits and access to helpful resources like this Staffing Today daily newsletter, the ASA Central online community, model contracts, best practices, legal resources, and much more. Renew now and stay connected.

Questions? Contact the ASA membership team at or 703-253-2020.

ASA Advocacy: Enforcement of New York City AI Law Postponed Until April 2023

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has announced it will delay enforcing the city’s artificial intelligence law (Local Law 144), which has an effective date of Jan. 1, 2023.

Details from the department’s December 2022 Update include the following: “DCWP is working on rules for Local Law 144 of 2021 (automated employment decision tools). Due to the high volume of public comments, we are planning a second public hearing. In the meantime, we will not enforce Local Law 144 until April 15, 2023.”

ASA, along with the New York Staffing Association and its lobbying firm Constantinople & Vallone Consulting, have engaged with DCWP such that any final rules take into account industry concerns. ASA will continue to work with the agency and will keep members apprised as the rulemaking process continues to unfold.

Be an Industry Champion, Invest in ASA Certification Today

Want to be a greater asset to your clients and talent? Want to send a strong message to your staffing firm employees that you value them and their careers? Want to differentiate yourself and your company now and into 2023? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then right now is the perfect time to invest in yourself, your team, and your staffing company.

“After more than four years of experience in the staffing industry, I wanted to take steps to advance my career, set myself apart from other staffing professionals, and prove to myself that this is the right career path for me,” says Lauren Brown, CSP, of J. Kent Staffing Inc. “The exam elevated what I already knew and has already impacted how I manage staff and handle the prescreen/interview process.” Brown earned her Certified Staffing Professional designation and shared her experience in a recent issue of Staffing Success magazine.

Learn more about how you and your staffing company can position yourselves for the best possible start in 2023 by investing in an ASA certification package. Visit or reach out to an ASA certification team member at

Be Your Best Self: Get ASA-Certified This Year

In just six to eight months you can earn the staffing industry’s most prestigious professional credential: ASA Certified Staffing Professional®. Here are just five reasons your peers are getting certified this year:

  1. You’ll be better equipped to attract and advocate for talent.
  2. Your staffing company will have an expert in you.
  3. Protect your staffing company from potentially costly legal missteps.
  4. You will be a more valuable partner to your clients.
  5. An ASA credential is the most prestigious in the staffing industry.

Learn more about all ASA certification programs, including the ASA Certified Health Care Staffing Professional® program, which can help differentiate your health care staffing firm in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Visit today to ensure you maximize your success this year and in 2023.

ASA Certification Summer Sale Ends This Weekend

Before you wrap things up at work today and head out for a well-deserved weekend, do something uniquely impactful: Invest in an ASA certification package and accelerate your success. 

Distinguish yourself—and your staffing company—in just six to eight months by becoming an ASA-certified staffing professional. Win more clients, engage more talent, and experience more success.

The ASA Certification Summer Sale ends in just two more days. Save 20% on all ASA certification packages until July 31! Use the code CERTSUMMER22 at checkout (does not apply to certification renewals or onboarding courses). Save now.

How to Track Staffing Trends & Preview Projections

ASA invites all staffing firms operating in the U.S. to participate in the quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey. There are no fees to participate, and those who complete the nine-question survey receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes projections as well as gross margin and sector-level data. Data is collected for these staffing sectors:

  • Office–Clerical and Administrative
  • Industrial
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Scientific
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management (including executives)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Legal
  • Other Professional
  • Search and Placement (direct hire placement and special recruiting services)

Learn more about the ASA Staffing Employment & Sales Survey at

ASA Files Lawsuit Challenging Nevada Ban on Construction Staffing

ASA has filed suit against the state of Nevada challenging a law that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, would bar staffing agencies from providing skilled construction labor—the first time any state has attempted to impose an outright ban on the services a staffing agency can provide. The lawsuit, filed Aug. 31, seeks an injunction and a declaration that the law is unconstitutional.

ASA Meets With Top Officials at Departments of Labor and Commerce

Earlier this week, ASA staff met with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Kevin Gallagher, senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. The introductory meetings focused on the importance of the staffing industry to the U.S. economy as well as the role ASA members have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ASA staff apprised Secretary Walsh of the many opportunities the staffing industry offers the U.S. workforce, including flexibility and choice. Secretary Walsh noted his past dealings with the industry when he was a state legislator and the important role that staffing companies play.

Gallagher also was familiar with the industry through his previous role as deputy chief of staff for then-Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo, and noted the industry’s commitment to worker training and upskilling. Both Walsh and Gallagher suggested that this should be the first of several meetings between the staffing industry and their agencies as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic.

Learn more about ASA’s ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of the staffing industry.