August 10, 2023

Kelly Reports Second-Quarter 2023 Earnings
Recruit Holdings Co. Reports Q1 Fiscal Year 2023 Results
BGSF Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results
RCM Technologies Inc. Announces Second-Quarter Results
Weekly U.S. Jobless Claims Rose 21,000
Online Labor Demand Increases in July
U.S. Inflation Rises for the First Time in a Year to 3.2% Rate, but Underlying Measures Remain Mild
DOL Announces New Discrimination Rule for Federal Contractors
NLRB Takes Aim at Employers That Classify Workers as Independent Contractors
Heat Illness Prevention: New Resources From OSHA
California Civil Rights Council Modifies Regulations Pertaining to Background Checks
Cleaning House: New Jersey Enacts Building Service Worker Retention Law
Construction Firms Add 19,000 Jobs in July
U.S. Companies Increasingly Optimistic About Hiring Outlook for Remainder of 2023

Upcoming Events

Midyear Report: Nurse Staffing, Pay Equity, AI, Worker Classification Dominate ASA Legal and Legislative Efforts

Changes in Congress and several state legislatures made it almost impossible to predict what legislative challenges the staffing industry might face in 2023. With the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, it appeared that legislators would turn their attention to more traditional labor and employment issues, such as minimum wage increases, predictive scheduling, and pay equity.

Efforts to regulate health care staffing also continued in numerous states, occupying the majority of the association’s legislative activities. ASA also joined a lawsuit to fight back against a newly enacted “first of its kind” temporary worker pay equity law in New Jersey; some of its most troubling provisions then were adopted in Illinois. ASA further engaged on artificial intelligence measures as well as worker misclassification issues. Through it all, ASA secured major victories to ensure that its members could remain unencumbered in placing people in jobs.

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Free ASA Webinar Today—New Employment Eligibility Verification Guidance

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “New Form I-9 Compliance and Virtual Verification Update.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Immigration attorney Helen L. Konrad will look at the new Form I-9 released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, review changes to the form instructions, and which employers will remain eligible to complete Form I-9 verification virtually.

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

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Get Free Staffing Employment and Sales Data—Quarterly Survey Closes This Month

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the second quarter of 2023 is now open. Staffing companies that complete the brief survey by Aug. 25 receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes gross margin and sector-level data.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.

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The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 27,000 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.

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