February 17, 2021

Industrial Output Jumps in January
Wholesale Prices Surge in January, Led by Energy Spike
United Precision Products Pays $60,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit
OSHA Virus Emergency Rule Looms as Potent Weapon for Litigation
Nonunion Employers Beware: The NLRB Pendulum Is Pushed Pro-Union
Are Arbitration Agreements Fair and Consistent With Company Culture?
Majority of Essential Workers and Their Families May Be at Higher Risk of Severe Covid-19
Ban on New Foreign Workers Left Jobs Unfilled

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Meet the Faces of the Industry

As a member of a pro sports leadership team, Will Bennett worked exceedingly long hours. Working with an ASA member staffing firm gave him greater flexibility to spend time with family, and he landed a contract graphic designer role—eventually allowing him to bridge to a permanent role with the client and, later, be recognized as the 2020 National Staffing Employee of the Year.

More than three million temporary and contract employees report for work every week in America’s offices, factories, health care facilities, warehouses, and other job sites—wherever there’s important work to be done, temporary and contract employees are on the job. Meet some of these extraordinary staffing employees and share their stories when talking with clients.

Every temporary or contract employee has a unique story: work background, career goals, skills and talents, and hopes and dreams. Each took a different path to the staffing and recruiting industry, and each has reaped unique benefits. Browse through dozens of stories from ASA member agencies at americanstaffing.net/faces.

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