March 13, 2024

Did You Miss Yesterday’s WEBO?

What is a WEBO? It’s the Weekly Economic & Business Outlook—a new resource from ASA that goes out to member email boxes every Tuesday morning. This powerful and targeted data and analysis tool 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. Be sure to allow emails from so you don’t miss this valuable new member benefit.

U.S. Business Optimism Strongest in Two Years, as Cost Pressures Expected to Ease
UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Higher Interest Rates and Restrained Growth in 2024, but Likelihood of Recession Fades
Optimism on Main Street Declines as Inflation Looms as Top Challenge
Temporary Workforce Employment Decreased by 8.5%
Independent Contractor Rule Takes Effect, but Legal Challenges Mount
OSHA Postaccident Rapid Response Investigation: Update Your Strategy
New Resources to Help Employers #StandDown4Safety
Colorado’s Guidance on Annual Notice to Employees Regarding Available Income Tax Credits
The New Job Hot Spots: Phoenix, Orlando, and Albuquerque
CEO Survey Highlights Challenges for Business Planning
AI Hiring Trends

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Free ASA Webinar Today—Improving Gender Equity in Industry Leadership

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Celebrating Women’s History Month: Leading With Gender-Equitable Boards and Leadership Teams.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. In this discussion hosted by the ASA women in leadership interest group, hear about the importance of gender-equitable boards and executive leadership teams in the staffing industry, and get ideas for how women staffing professionals can prepare their careers to serve on a board in the future.

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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Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Gender Inclusiveness in the Industry

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Celebrating Women’s History Month: Uniting to Inspire Inclusion,” 12:30–1:30 p.m. Eastern time. ASA, ClearEdge, TechServe Alliance, Staffing Industry Analysts, National Association of Personnel Services, and Women Business Collaborative have teamed up to celebrate Women’s History Month and present a program on gender inclusiveness in the staffing industry. Panelists Eric Gregg of ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner; Francesca Profeta of Staffing Industry Analysts; and Kip Wright of Inspyr Solutions will speak with Leslie Vickrey of ClearEdge Marketing about the challenges women face as they seek gender equity in the industry—including pay equity, self worth, career progression, and more.

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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