December 30, 2021

Last Chance to Save 15% on ASA Products—Sale Ends Tomorrow

Shop now to get a 15% discount on ASA education and research products—including certification exam packages, professional onboarding courses on ASA Learn, and industry data and survey reports.

The ASA holiday sale ends tomorrow, Dec. 31. Use the code HOLIDAY21 in the ASA Store to save 15%. (The discount cannot be applied to renewal fees.)

Jobless Claims Drop, and Stick Near 52-Year Low, Amid Labor Shortage
Publix Grocery Chain Starts Offering Paid Parental Leave
Minimum Wage Increases in 2022: A Chart of Upcoming Changes and Interactive Map
State Law Roundup: Year-End Edition
Government Ramps Up Enforcement Efforts on Covid-19 Relief Fraud
Texas Workers’ Compensation Discount Rate Increasing
New York State DOL Adopts New York Paid Sick Leave Regulations and Proposes New York HERO Act Regulations
Hiring and Wage and Hour Law in Maryland
Connecticut Paid Leave Payments and Connecticut FMLA Changes Coming Jan. 1
New Philadelphia Ordinance Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing
Respiratory Therapists Top List of Most in-Demand Temporary Allied Health Care Professionals
Companies Call in Better Pay and Perks for Contact Center Workers
National Green Energy Push Sees Solar-Related Jobs Soar

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Staffing Today Returns Jan. 3

In observance of New Year’s Day, ASA headquarters will be closed Friday, Dec. 31. Staffing Today will return Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

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Postpandemic Employment Outlook—Read Staffing Success Magazine

ASA researchers have gleaned key takeaways for staffing firms from the newly released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections. In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, see what the data say about immediate and longer-term growth opportunities as the pandemic shows signs of waning and more employees return to the workplace.

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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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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Dec. 26.

Advance Career Service
Fall River, MA
Infinite Resources
Des Moines, IA
New York, NY
MEO Staffing Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
New Wave People Inc.
Millstone Township, NJ

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