May 5, 2021

Upwork Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Private Sector Employment Increased in April
ISM: Services Activity Advances More Slowly in April
Fed’s Powell Says U.S. Economic Outlook Has ‘Clearly Brightened,’ But Recovery Is Uneven
Biden Axes Trump Gig-Worker Rule, Favoring ‘Employee’ Model
USCIS Will Suspend Trump-Era Biometric Screening Rule for Work-Permit Applicants
CDC’s Revised Rules for the Fully Vaccinated: What This Means for Employers
U.S. Department of Labor Offers Series of Webinars for Southeastern Employees, Employers on Workplace Protections During the Pandemic
Adverse Vaccine Reaction: An OSHA Recordable Event or Not?
Texas Supreme Court: Injured Contract Worker Is Employee and Can’t Sue
Manufacturing Skills Gap Could Leave as Many as 2.1 Million Jobs Unfilled by 2030
Study: Majority of U.S. Workers Willing to Reskill for a New Job

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Staffing Employment Steady in April


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Get Employees Back to Work Safely With ASA Resources

As part of a global endeavor to help employees return safely to work amid the pandemic, ASA has launched the Safely Back to Work initiative to lead efforts in the U.S. The initiative and new website at is based on the association’s work with the World Employment Confederation, Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup, and Randstad NV.

The result is an online collection of safety-focused resources for employers and a high-profile pledge to the safety of all employees who are returning to job sites. ASA urges all of its members to download and use the free resources and take the pledge. Once you submit your pledge to safety, your name and company name will appear in a real-time leaderboard on the page. The Safely Back to Work site also provides a variety of graphics for use on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and ASA Central.

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Meet the Faces of the Industry

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.

If you have staffing stars you want to celebrate, nominate those outstanding performers for the ASA National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars program. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 14, and there are no fees to enter. The National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars program is sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group.

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