August 20, 2021

Ascend Staffing Acquires Employment Connections Inc. Acquires Fortus Healthcare Resources and Endevis
Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. Increased in July
Apple Delays Office Return to at Least January on Covid Rise
MetLife Raises U.S. Minimum Wage to $20 an Hour
Hawaii to Receive More Than 500 Health Care Surge Staff Workers for Hospitals Statewide
Update: EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended Until Oct. 25
2021 Mid-Year State Noncompete Legislative Update
U.S. Department of Labor Announces $90M in Grants to Support Training, Employment Services for Workers Displaced by the Pandemic
Verdict Requiring Employer to Accommodate Employee’s Request for Service Dog Expands Scope of ADA Within Certain Jurisdictions
Randstad RiseSmart Career Mobility Outlook Report: U.S. Employers Are Embracing Internal Mobility
Axios-Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Mask and Vaccination Mandates

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Free ASA Webinar This Month—Direct Hire Staffing

Why do recruiters sometimes face challenges closing deals? Learn the secrets to ensuring that your deals make it to closing during the ASA webinar “ASA Direct Hire Staffing Series, Part 2: Getting a Deal to the Finish Line,” the second session of the direct hire staffing webinar series, presented by the ASA search and placement section. It takes place Tuesday, Aug. 31, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

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ASA Staffing Index Offers Up-to-Date View of Staffing Employment

Looking for real-time data on staffing employment? The ASA Staffing Index reports weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work, now including data on staffing starts (new assignments). The data will help your firm evaluate its performance against a national metric on both a weekly and long-term basis.

All staffing firms with U.S. operations are invited to participate in the ASA Staffing Index survey. Every Tuesday, participants receive an email with the results of the weekly survey, including figures by company size, and access to historical data and new dynamic charts. These data, which are not available anywhere else, allow staffing firms to compare how their business is doing on a weekly basis relative to similarly sized firms in the industry. There are no fees to participate in the five-question survey.

Don’t get stuck with outdated or unreliable data—sign up to participate in the ASA Staffing Index and receive the most up-to-date information about the staffing industry. For more information about the index, visit

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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. 15.

Comserve Solutions LLC
Dickson City, PA
Division One Staffing Inc.
Forest, VA
White House, TN
The Nanny Network
Towson, MD
PRN Professionals
Huron, SD

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