March 5, 2024

New for ASA Members: Weekly Economic & Business Outlook Debuted Today

The new ASA Weekly Economic & Business Outlook (WEBO) launched this morning for ASA members—this targeted data and analysis tool for staffing professionals features weekly analysis designed to deliver the data-driven intelligence and forward-looking business acumen ASA members need to track trends and capitalize on opportunities. ASA researchers examine trends within the staffing industry, as well as developments within the broader economy, and then deliver succinct takeaways that can help drive strategic business decisions.

A link to the first ASA WEBO was sent to members this morning and will land every Tuesday morning. Make sure to allow the email sender address,, so you don’t miss this valuable new member benefit and business tool (or opt out via the email).

MGT Combines With GovHR
ZRG Acquires Ignata Finance Group
ISM: Services Activity Grew in February
H-1B Denial Rates Up Slightly From 2022
Employers—Be Careful With Physical Assessment Requirements
Plan to Prevent Ransomware Attacks in 2024
Rising Pay Thresholds May Impede Classifying New York State Employees as Overtime Exempt
Reminder: Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate Deadline Approaching
U.S. Worker Confidence Index Reached Highest Level Ever in Q4 2023
Some 39% of Employees Believe Current Level of AI Involvement in HR Processes Is Appropriate; 20% Prefer More
2024 Skilled Tech Talent Hiring
Most Cannabis Companies Plan to Hire in 2024

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Today—Staffing Industry Data

Don’t miss today’s ASA webinar “Staffing STATS—Quarterly Data-Centric Webinar Series,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Get timely data and hear a reliable analysis of industry research and economic trends based on ASA research and surveys from other industry sources. ASA chief economist Noah Yosif will interpret the data and provide insights on how to successfully navigate the challenges your firm is facing.

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

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Register for the Staffing Law & Compliance Conference—Prices Increase Next Week

Register for the ASA Staffing Law & Compliance Conference to hear from subject matter experts on the industry’s most pressing topics—including artificial intelligence, contract negotiations, legislation aimed at the staffing industry, remote work, and more.

This two-day event features sessions for staffing firm owners and executives, human resource professionals, compliance managers, recruiters, and attorneys. It all takes place May 16–17 at the Westin Washington, DC, Downtown in Washington, DC. Check out the session descriptions online, and then register at for the best rate available. Registration rates increase next Friday, March 15.

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