February 5, 2021

Ettain Group Acquires INT Technologies
BLS: Staffing Employment Rose in January
Small Business Hiring Remains Steady in January
Trader Joe’s Increases Pandemic Pay; Kroger Announces Store Closings Over Hazard Pay Mandates
Section 125 Plans Offering Wellness Benefits Warrant Caution—Be Sure You Understand the Tax Rules
H-1B Rule to Create Wage-Based Lottery Delayed Until Years’ End
‘Hero Pay’ Ordinance Passed in City of Long Beach and Likely Coming to a City Near You
Washington, DC, Council Passes ‘Protecting Businesses and Workers From Covid-19’ Declaration for 2021
Job Cuts Increase Slightly in January
Recovery Slow for Small Businesses
Small Businesses Still Facing Pandemic Challenges

Upcoming Events

Get Your Staffing Benchmarks and Projections

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the fourth quarter of 2020 is now open. Staffing companies that complete the brief survey by Feb. 19 receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes gross margin and sector-level data.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey. If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email research@americanstaffing.net. There are no fees to participate.

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Jump-Start New Hires’ Success With the ASA Online Onboarding Program

Prepare your team with the industry-specific information they need to represent your company in the best way—or give new employees the best possible first impression of the industry and your firm. The online staffing professional onboarding course program from ASA equips your team with essential industry knowledge.

The online course modules include “Introduction to the Staffing Industry,” “Fundamentals of Sales,” and “Fundamentals of Recruiting.” To learn more about these courses, to purchase courses for yourself, or to assign courses to others in your company, visit learn.americanstaffing.net or call 703-253-2020.

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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 Jan. 31.

Cure Staffing
Whitestone, NY
Lone Star Temporary Services
Houston, TX
SlingShot Connections
San Jose, CA
Unison Systems
Greenwood Village, CO

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