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Free ASA Webinar Today—The CARES Act for Staffing Firms

Staffing firms have questions about the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and ASA is providing answers.

Learn about the various avenues of financial relief available to staffing firms in connection with Covid-19 during the ASA webinar “The CARES Act—Overview and Ramifications for Staffing Firms.” It takes place today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. This webinar is sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

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.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—The CARES Act for Staffing Firms

Staffing firms have questions about the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and ASA is providing answers. Learn about the various avenues of financial relief available to staffing firms in connection with Covid-19 during the ASA webinar “The CARES Act—Overview and Ramifications for Staffing Firms.” It takes place Wednesday, April 1, 1:30–3 p.m. Eastern time. This webinar is sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

Learn how provisions of the CARES Act establish a financial assistance program for small and midsize staffing firms, create a paycheck protection program, permit payroll tax deferral, and more.

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.

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar Tomorrow

Don’t miss the first ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2020 tomorrow, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

How can your firm navigate unforeseen challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain operations in the year ahead? ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will share insights into the latest industry research; offer updates on ASA advocacy and Covid-19 legislation; and interview Leo Sheridan, chairman of the ASA board of directors, who will discuss industry challenges and opportunities during these uncertain times.

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 Partners With RILA to Address Critical Need for U.S. Retail Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

ASA and the Retail Industry Leaders Association are joining forces to offer an innovative solution to address the immediate, acute need to fill openings for retail workers at essential businesses like grocery stores and pharmacies that provide critical services during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASA now provides an online, searchable directory, at americanstaffing.net/RILA, to connect RILA member retailers to ASA member staffing agencies that can fill high-demand roles like warehouse workers; store clerks for unloading, stocking, cleaning, and sanitizing; cashiers and greeters; forklift selectors and pickers; and delivery drivers.

“The U.S. staffing and recruiting industry is ready to source and deploy talent wherever and whenever it is needed most during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “ASA is proud to work together with RILA as part of the staffing industry’s commitment to ensuring that America has access to a skilled flexible workforce to support the uninterrupted flow of essential goods and services during this unprecedented time of challenge to our nation and our world.”

ASA Staffing Index: Staffing Employment Dips Due to Pandemic

Staffing employment for the week of March 9–15 eased 0.6% from the prior week, edging down to a value of 85, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Survey respondents cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the main factor contributing to the contraction. Temporary and contract staffing jobs were down 8.1% from the same week last year and below the historical average of 88 for the comparative week.

The ASA Staffing Index average for the four weeks ending March 15 held at a rounded value of 86, although temporary and contract staffing jobs were down 7.2% from the same period in 2019.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the March monthly employment situation report scheduled that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics April 3.

Free ASA Webinar Monday—Learn About the Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, the president signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which temporarily provides for expanded paid leave for employees. Find out what it means for your business, and get an overview of staffing firms’ obligations under the new law, during the ASA webinar “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act—What It Means for Staffing Firms.” It takes place Monday, March 23, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern time. This webinar is sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

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.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Coronavirus Resources

Today’s ASA webinar “COVID-19 Answers and Resources for Employers,” sponsored by Essential StaffCARE, takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Get the latest information about the possible effects of COVID-19 in the workplace and tips on how to communicate with temporary workers and clients.

To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net. Access the ASA web page dedicated to COVID-19 information and resources for staffing companies at americanstaffing.net/covid-19.

ASA Launches Microsite on COVID-19 for Staffing Companies

The association is working swiftly to provide staffing companies with the information they need regarding COVID-19. This website—americanstaffing.net/covid-19—will be continuously updated with resources staffing companies can use to address the safety of their workforces and find reliable information about the coronavirus.

Get updates about educational webinars, answers to frequently asked questions, news that could affect staffing company operations or the safety of employees, and more.