December 31, 2020

Start the New Year With an Advantage—Find Out What Candidates Are Looking For

What makes job candidates decide to leave a job? What do they think about staffing agencies?
How do job seekers look for jobs? Find out what prospective employees are thinking—get the new ASA Candidate Sentiment Study. The report includes data from job seekers within different generations, industry sectors, races/ethnicities, and genders.

The ASA Candidate Sentiment Study is available for purchase now, and ASA members receive a discount. Get more information at

Jobless Claims Dip Below 800,000, but Layoffs Still Elevated
New Small-Business Stimulus Plan Fails to Address Fraud Risks
U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Guidance to States on Unemployment Insurance Programs
SBA Extends Covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline Through Dec. 31, 2021
Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Provisions Go Into Effect on Jan. 1, 2021
Paid Leave and Coronavirus: Pittsburgh Passes Temporary Emergency Covid-19 Paid Sick Leave Law
Managing the Employment Relationship in Colorado
Chicago Business Barometer Rose to 59.5 in December
Final Manufacturing Survey of 2020 Finds Cautious Optimism

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Staffing Today Returns Jan. 4

In observance of New Year’s Day, ASA headquarters will be closed tomorrow. Staffing Today will return Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

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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 20,000 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:

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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new member, which joined during the week ending Dec. 27.

Tulsa, OK

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