January 6, 2021

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 americanstaffing.net/candidate-sentiment-study.

Ascend Staffing Acquires Workforce Staffing Service
ADP: Private Sector Employment Decreased in December
Some Health Care Workers Say They Are ‘Forgotten’ in Covid-19 Vaccination Plans
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation
Telemedicine and the FMLA—DOL Weighs In
New Law Protects Criminal Antitrust Activity Whistleblowers From Employer Retaliation
NLRB Finds Executive’s Joking Tweet Violated Federal Labor Law
Employee Termination Law in New York
Understanding Hiring and Wage and Hour Law in South Carolina
One-Third of Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs in Latest 12 Months
Survey: Some Working Professionals Would Quit if They Had to Return to Office After Pandemic
Record Number of Workers Calling Out Sick Is Slowing the Economic Recovery

Upcoming Events

Year-End Spending Bill Extends Work Opportunity Tax Credit Through 2025

When Congress passed its omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2021, most of the business community’s attention was focused on the provisions related to the coronavirus stimulus package. However, there were several other provisions of interest in the bill, including language that dealt with several expiring tax credits.

A coalition of businesses, including ASA, sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them to extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit before it expired at the end of the year. In the letter, the group stated, “Allowing tax extenders to lapse at the end of 2020 would undermine the effectiveness of these incentives, threaten thousands of jobs in the U.S. economy, and cause needless uncertainty for taxpayers at a time when many are coping with severe economic hardship.”

As part of the final spending package, language was included that extended several expiring tax credits, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, through Dec. 31, 2025. President Trump signed the bill into law shortly before the end of the year.

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Pandemic Problems: What’s Keeping Adults Up at Night?


Network Virtually With Colleagues in Your Specialty

As your staffing firm faces new challenges and tries to answer unexpected questions, are you dealing with questions that are specific to your sector of the staffing industry? Get insight from industry peers during a sector-specific peer networking call where you can discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions. Calls are facilitated by volunteers from ASA section communities (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

Get the full schedule and register at americanstaffing.net:

  • Industrial section: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial section: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Health care section: Thursday, Jan. 14, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and Placement section: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Feb. 25, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time

Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central.

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