August 30, 2023

Last Chance to Save: ASA Certification Summer Sale Ends Tomorrow

Time is running out—there’s just one day left to take advantage of the ASA certification sale and save 30% on certification products (excluding renewals), including certification packages, exams, books, and more.

Invest in yourself or your team’s: find out which of the four ASA credentials—Certified Staffing Professional®, Technical Services CertifiedSM, Certified Search Consultant®, or Certified Health Care Staffing Professional®—will help you stand out in your field.

Place your order in in the ASA store, using discount code CERTSUMMER23, to get 30% off your purchase. The sale ends Aug. 31.

ADP: Private Sector Employment Increased by 177,000 Jobs in August
Job Openings Fall to 28-Month Low and Fewer Workers Quit as U.S. Labor Market Cools Off
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Human Resource Leaders Say Hiring Is Slowing in Corporate America
Farmers Insurance Cutting 11% of Workforce
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Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases
Gen X Created Tech Culture, but Two-Thirds Say Work Is Now Less Important to Them
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Staffing Employment Holds Steady in August


Staffing World Registration Savings End Friday

The advance registration deadline for Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, has been extended in response to high demand—you have until this Friday, Sept. 1, to register at the best rate available. After that date, rates increase by up to $400 per person.

Staffing World takes place Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about the three keynote speakers, more than 30 educational sessions in 12 content categories, 22 Tech Talks, 45 roundtable discussions, nearly 170 exhibitors, and much more at

Plus, hotel rooms must be reserved by next Friday, Sept. 8, to be eligible for the special Staffing World rates. Go to to register and make your travel plans now.

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Get Ready to Celebrate Your Staffing Stars During National Staffing Employee Week

National Staffing Employee Week is only a couple of weeks away. The annual celebration that honors individuals employed by U.S. staffing agencies will take place Sept. 11–17.

During National Staffing Employee Week, local associations and industry partners organize events and activities aimed at honoring and recognizing the contributions and achievements of temporary and contract employees in the staffing industry across the nation. The week kicks off with the official announcement of the 2024 National Staffing Employee of the Year, along with All-Stars identified in major economic sectors.

ASA has developed materials to help members plan their own National Staffing Employee Week festivities—visit to find answers to your questions about National Staffing Employee Week, download resources, and get ideas about how to celebrate your employees.

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Weather Any Forecast With the ASA Growth Tool Kit

Are you ready to safeguard your company’s future and be prepared to weather any forecast? The ASA Growth Tool Kit was developed especially for staffing companies—it’s designed to empower them with the data, analysis, and business intelligence they need to weather any economic challenge and to take advantage of opportunities that can accelerate growth.

The ASA Growth Tool Kit is a comprehensive repository of resources such as economic, business, and industry news; educational resources; articles, market analysis, and economic research. Access the ASA Growth Tool Kit at

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