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There’s Something for Everyone in the Staffing World Knowledge Hub

Connect with colleagues and experts; glean knowledge, insight, and best practices; learn from experiences; and get inspired by new, innovative ways of working in the Knowledge Hub at Staffing World® 2021, which takes place Sept. 28–30 in Denver.

The Knowledge Hub in the expo is home to Tech Talks, Game Changers, and Speed Talks—mix and match these microlearning opportunities to create a customized learning experience that fits your schedule and interests. Check out the Knowledge Hub session descriptions that are now online for more than 40 presentations.

The staffing industry is better together; visit staffingworld.net to learn more about the industry’s grand reunion at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, and register today—there’s just over one week left!

Staffing Employment Edges Down in Second Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.6 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2021, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—down about 74,600 from the first quarter.

Temporary and contract staffing employment rose 27.3% in the second quarter of 2021 from the same period in 2020—when staffing jobs suffered a historic loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Staffing sales totaled $35.0 billion in the second quarter, a 35.3% increase year-to-year.

“One of the biggest challenges facing employers as the U.S. continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic is finding enough workers to meet demand,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “It’s time to think outside the box about new opportunities to provide workers with greater degrees of flexibility and new ways to support employee growth and career development.”

Staffing companies are optimistic about the next few months, expecting their third-quarter revenue to grow 21% year-to-year and project an expansion of 20% for the full year of 2021 compared with 2020.

Staffing World Is in Two Weeks—Meet With Your Peers in Person or Participate Virtually

Staffing World® 2021, the ASA annual convention and expo, begins two weeks from today—and this year, you can choose whether to be there in person or participate virtually.

Attend in person and you’ll be able to network face-to-face with peers and industry experts; visit the expo hall to discover new solutions; and experience the beauty of the Mile-High City. Choose the virtual registration package and you’ll be able to view the livestream of all the keynotes, breakout sessions, Tech Talks, Speed Talks, and Game Changers in the Knowledge Hub; participate in interactive online sessions with live chats and Q&As; and experience the comfort of professional development in your own home or office.

Staffing World will take place Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver. Whether you attend in person or virtually, it’s your chance to connect with the staffing community and get strategies to help your business come back better than ever after a year of disruption. Register today at staffingworld.net.

Meet the 2022 National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars—It’s National Staffing Employee Week

To kick off National Staffing Employee Week, ASA today announced that podcast producer and fashion entrepreneur Souphak Kienitz, who works with Advent Talent Group, is the 2022 National Staffing Employee of the Year. ASA also named National Staffing Employee of the Year All-Stars in the five staffing industry sectors. Kienitz will be honored during a ceremony at Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver.

Sponsored by StaffPro3, a division of PMC Insurance, the National Staffing Employee of the Year and All-Star awards honor current or former temporary or contract employees who have extraordinary stories of staffing success and who best exemplify one or more of the industry’s key messages of bridging and flexibility.

National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 13–19 this year, honors the contributions of millions of temporary and contract employees who work for U.S. staffing and recruiting companies each day.

Ready for Next Week’s Celebration of Staffing Stars?

National Staffing Employee Week, which takes place Sept. 13–19 this year, celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms. Staffing firms across the nation will host special events honoring their greatest asset: their temporary and contract employees. To help staffing firms with their celebrations, ASA provides free materials for use throughout the week.

Show your appreciation for temporary and contract employees with free promotional tools available at americanstaffing.net/nsew, including commemorative logos, social media post templates, media outreach resources, and more.

And stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 National Staffing Employee of the Year and industry sector All-Stars. They’ll be revealed to ASA members and the public on the first day of National Staffing Employee Week—Monday, Sept. 13.

Plan Your Professional Development for Staffing World 2021

Information about the educational sessions planned for Staffing World® 2021, the ASA annual convention and expo, is available now at staffingworld.net.

Get ready to gather with the staffing community and get strategies to help your business come back better than ever after a year of disruption. Review the details about more than 20 educational sessions—including three powerful keynote presentations—and plan your professional development experience.

Staffing World 2021 takes place in person Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver—register today.

Now Available: Staffing World 2021 Advance Program

The ASA annual convention and expo is quickly approaching—it takes place Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver. To maximize your Staffing World experience, check out the Staffing World® 2021 Advance Program online. You’ll find daily schedules, workshop descriptions, exhibitor listings, and more. The print version of the program is in the mail now.

Visit staffingworld.net to find the information you need and register online.

Register for Staffing World in Denver—Last Day to Save

Staffing World® 2021, the year’s biggest gathering of the staffing community, is less than a month away—but you can still reserve your spot. Register today for the best rate available—starting tomorrow, rates increase by up to $300.

The ASA annual convention and expo will take place in person Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver. The staffing community has shown great resilience during the past year, and this is your chance to reunite with industry peers and get strategies to help your business come back better than ever after a year of disruption. Get more information and register at staffingworld.net.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Become a Second-Chance Employer

Most employers say that workers with criminal records perform just as well as, or better than, other employees. Find out how changing your hiring practices to stop excluding people with criminal records can give those candidates a second chance at employment—and help your company address its workforce needs—during the ASA webinar “Second-Chance Hiring: Creating Opportunities for Candidates,” presented by the ASA industrial section and office–administrative sections. It takes place Thursday, Sept. 9, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

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.

ASA Honors Most Outstanding Workforce Development Programs in Staffing and Recruiting Industry

ASA has announced the recipients of its annual workforce development-based Elevate Awards. Distributed on an annual basis since 2018, the Elevate Awards celebrate the staffing industry’s most innovative and effective workforce development for temporary and contract employees. Both the Elevate Awards and honorable mention distinctions are conferred in award classes by company revenue.

“Staffing companies are on the front lines of providing upskilling and reskilling programs to American workers to enhance their employability and help ensure future career success,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “The Elevate Awards recognize some of the staffing industry’s most innovative and successful workforce development programs aimed at addressing current workforce shortages and skills gaps.”

See the full list of recipients and learn about their programs at americanstaffing.net.