August 18, 2023

Making Headlines: Vast Majority of Americans Say AI Will Increase Unemployment

As technology and society continue to integrate artificial intelligence (AI), nearly three-quarters of American adults (74%) fear higher unemployment is on the horizon as a result, according to the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® online survey conducted by The Harris Poll. The survey also found that nearly half (47%) of all employed Americans feel automation could easily replace their jobs.

“Employers must take responsibility for helping their workforce navigate and evolve to meet rapid changes in the economy through training and upskilling,” said Richard Wahlquist, chief executive officer at the American Staffing Association. “Further, it’s imperative that organizations communicate with employees as new AI technology is deployed to set expectations and provide transparency.”

Find out how AI is disrupting business models across industries and gain exclusive insights for the future of staffing. Don’t miss Staffing World® 2023 keynoter and AI expert Paul Zikopoulos, who will present “Generative AI: The Good, The Bad, and ChatGPT” and will advise you on the AI hype versus its actual effects on business. Learn more and register today at

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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 at Staffing World® 2023, Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Check out the newly released Staffing World Advance Program for details about the learning opportunities—more than 30 sessions in 12 major content categories—and make your plans to get together with the brightest minds in the staffing community at the ASA annual convention and expo. ASA-certified professionals can earn up to 22.75 continuing education hours by participating in breakout sessions and other programming.

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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Aug. 13.

Eewolve Inc.
Winchester, MA

Lion Heart Recruit LLC
Oakland, CA

Preferred Precision Group LLC
Pell City, AL

Savage Search Associates
Lake Forest, CA

Staff Plus
Ontario, Canada

Walker James Group LLC
Houston, TX

Wave Talent Limited UK
London, UK

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