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Breaking News About Staffing World 2023

This morning, ASA announced three major updates about Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, which takes place Oct. 3–5 in Charlotte, NC. Here’s what you need to know to start planning your experience for yourself and your team.

Session descriptions are now live online. Check out the descriptions for more than 30 sessions in 12 major content categories and start planning your learning experience now.

Dominique Dawes will deliver the closing keynote. U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist—as well as a successful business owner, health and wellness advocate, and sports ambassador—Dawes will inspire and energize as the closing keynote speaker.

The early registration rate has been extended through June 16. You have until next Friday, June 16, to take advantage of the lowest rates available for Staffing World. After that date, registration packages will increase by at least $200 per person.

And remember that this year’s Staffing World opening keynote speaker, sponsored by World Wide Specialty Programs, is legendary basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, known by fans as Coach K. You don’t want to miss this year’s Staffing World experience! Register today at

Tell ASA What You Think—Annual Member Survey Now Open

How can ASA best meet your needs? Provide invaluable feedback to the association by answering a few simple questions about your membership experience. Your participation in this brief survey is critical in helping ASA learn what is important to you and how well the association is serving you.

A link to the survey was sent to staffing firm members last week, and responses are due June 30. If you have any questions or did not receive a survey link, contact Tim Hulley at 703-253-1154 or

Register Today for Staffing World—Early Registration Discount Ends Friday

With all of today’s challenges, there’s never been a better time to connect in person with the staffing community to exchange advice, ideas, and best practices. You can do that at Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Reserve your spot now to ensure you’ll be able to access all the staffing-specific insights, tools, and connections for the lowest rate available—including hearing from opening keynote speaker Mike Krzyzewski (known by fans as “Coach K”), the coach of Duke University’s men’s basketball team who led Team USA to three Olympic gold medals. The opening keynote presentation is sponsored by ASA corporate partner World Wide Specialty Programs.

Register at by Friday, June 9. After that date, the rate increases by $200 per registration.

Apply for the ASA THRIVEx Speaker Incubator Program

If you have lessons to share or growth strategies to teach to your peers in the staffing industry, submit an application for the new speaker incubator program developed by the ASA women in leadership council.

Speakers selected to participate in the ASA THRIVEx Speaker Incubator Program will work with volunteers to hone their presentations and then will deliver those presentations at THRIVE Live, which takes place Oct. 2–3 in Charlotte, NC, prior to Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo (Oct. 3–5 in Charlotte).

Find out more and submit your application at Applications are due next Friday, June 9. The ASA women in leadership interest group is sponsored by ASA corporate partners Bullhorn, ClearlyRated, and Essential StaffCARE, and by Assurance, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, Sense, StaffingReferrals, Textkernel, and WorkN.

Get Your Awards Entries Ready—Deadline Tomorrow

Celebrate standout talent—submit your entries today for the association’s professional recognition programs. ASA will accept applications for the ASA Care Awards, ASA Elevate Awards, and National Staffing Employee of the Year through Friday, June 2.

The ASA Care Awards recognize outstanding social responsibility initiatives among ASA member companies; the ASA Elevate Awards recognize outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract talent; and the ASA National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars program honors individuals nominated by ASA member companies who best exemplify one or more of the staffing industry’s key messages—bridge and flexibility. Learn more at

Present Your Ideas at Staffing World 2023—Proposals Due Today

Share your insights with the ASA community at Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, by presenting a 10-minute talk in the Knowledge Hub—either a Tech Talk (on a technology topic important to the industry) or a Speed Talk (on a general topic important to the industry).

May 31 is the deadline—submit your proposal at today. Staffing World takes place Oct. 3–5 in Charlotte, NC.

Deadline Tomorrow—Be, or Find, an Industry Mentor

The ASA Mentor Match program allows members to make valuable industry connections, define career goals, and gain insight from staffing peers by establishing a mentoring relationship for a six-month period. The program is designed to help both mentors and mentees grow professionally and network with fellow ASA members.

Applications for the six-month cycle that begins in July are due tomorrow. Visit to get started as a mentor or mentee.

Make Your Travel Plans for Staffing World 2023—Savings End in Two Weeks

Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, will bring together the brightest minds in the staffing community—plus opening keynote speaker Mike Krzyzewski (known by fans as “Coach K”), the coach of Duke University men’s basketball team who led Team USA to three Olympic gold medals. Whether you’re a recruiter, human resource professional, or business owner, you’ll find valuable insights, networking opportunities, and inspiration to accelerate your firm’s growth.

Staffing World takes place Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, but the early registration rates are only valid until June 9—register now to take advantage of the lowest rates available. Learn more and secure your spot at

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Steer Clear of Tax Avoidance Schemes

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “The Return of the “Double Dip” Tax Scheme: Understanding Its Key Elements and Dangers,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. In this session presented by ASA corporate partner Essential StaffCARE, hear about “double dip” tax schemes targeting the staffing industry and get insight from Jay Marshall Dye of ESC into what staffing companies need to know and how you can avoid falling for such a scheme.

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

ASA Staffing Index: Staffing Employment Dips Slightly in May

Staffing employment dipped slightly in the week of May 8–14, with the ASA Staffing Index decreasing by 0.4% to a rounded value of 99. Staffing companies did not mention any one primary factor as a barrier preventing further growth. Staffing jobs were 6.4% below the same week last year.

New starts in the 19th week of the year were stable, inching down just 0.1% from the prior week. Almost four in 10 staffing companies (38%) reported gains in new assignments week to week.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average increased from the prior week to a rounded value of 99, and temporary and contract staffing employment for the four weeks ending May 14 was 6.5% lower than the same period in 2022.

“After four straight weeks of staffing job growth, staffing employment has started to retreat,” said Tim Hulley, ASA assistant director of research.

This week will be used in the May monthly employment situation report scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics June 2.