March 30, 2021

Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Surged in March
Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Accelerates Sharply
Justice Department Is Leading Government Crackdown on PPP Fraud
EEOC Announces April 26 Opening Date for the Collection of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data
Illinois Makes Significant Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, and Business Corporation Act
San Francisco Grocery Store and Pharmacy Workers Now Entitled to Covid-19 Hazard Pay
Surge in Economic Optimism Among CEOs Means More Hiring on the Way
Employers Making Moves to Facilitate Covid-19 Vaccination of Employees

Upcoming Events

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar Tomorrow

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA State of the Industry webinar, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will present the first session of the quarterly webinar series for 2021, focusing on internal staff.

As the industry recovery continues from the Covid-19 recession, retention and engagement of your internal staff is more important now than ever to avoid a disruption to your firm’s growth. Hear about new research on internal employees—plus get key legislative updates.

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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Onboarding Courses Available for New Staffing Professionals—Visit ASA Learn

Recruitment and retention of staffing professionals is key to a staffing firm’s success—and it starts with your employee onboarding program.

ASA offers a comprehensive online training program designed to welcome new staffing professionals and provide high-level industry-specific knowledge—it’s intended to complement your existing new hire programs, allowing for a quicker transition from new hire to top team member.

These online staffing professional onboarding courses are specifically designed for staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions professionals—and they’re also great for anyone in need of a refresher. Learn more at

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Find Out What Job Seekers 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

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