February 3, 2022

TrueBlue Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Results
Jobless Claims Fall for Second Straight Week
ISM: Services Activity Advances in January
Small Businesses Continue to See Strong Job Gains and Worker Pay Increases in January
Fourth-Quarter Labor Productivity Rises
OFCCP Contractor Portal Opens for Contractor Registration (but Not Certification)
U.S. Department of Labor Now Accepting Applications for 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards
PAGA Developments of 2022
Illinois Begins to Issue Compliance Deadlines for Equal Pay Reporting
Majority of Metro Areas Added Construction Jobs in 2021

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Rising Costs for Nurse Staffing

The extraordinary conditions caused by Covid-19 have created major inflationary pressures in labor markets, particularly for temporary nurses supplied by staffing agencies. This has led to some stories in the media accusing nurse staffing agencies of “price gouging,” especially in regard to travel nurses. Find out why the cost of nursing services has risen, how politicians have responded to stories accusing nurse staffing agencies of price gouging, and how ASA is responding during the ASA webinar “ASA Legislative Update: Higher Pay Rates Are Driving the Increased Cost of Nurse Staffing,” brought to you by the ASA health care section. It takes place Wednesday, Feb. 9, 3–3:45 p.m. Eastern time.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net.

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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:

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