May 7, 2020

Virtual Event This Month for Women Leaders

Especially during challenging times for the staffing industry—and the business community as a whole—it is important to make connections, share ideas and experiences, and develop an agile plan for future success. You can do all that at the ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing. This interactive virtual event is designed and developed especially for women seeking to advance their careers and maximize their contributions to the staffing industry.

The half-day event takes place Wednesday, May 20, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern time. ASA-certified professionals can earn continuing education hours toward maintaining their ASA credential. Learn more and register at

Kforce Reports First Quarter 2020 Revenue
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Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Today—Be a Creative Leader

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Leading in Turbulent Times.” It takes place today from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time. Being a strong, creative leader—no matter your official title—has always been crucial for survival in the staffing profession, and that’s especially true now. During this session, learn tips for great leadership in turbulent change.

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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Network in Your Niche—Virtually

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

  • Health care: Thursday, May 7, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time; Thursday, May 21, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Office–administrative: Tuesday, May 12, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement: Wednesday, May 13, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific: Thursday, May 14, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Industrial: Tuesday, May 19, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial: Wednesday, May 20, 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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Industry Leader Embree Robinson Passes Away

Longtime industry veteran Embree Robinson, a former member of the ASA board of directors, passed away this week. Robinson was one of the founders of TRC Staffing, established in 1980. After retiring, he continued to serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

“Embree Robinson was passionate about our industry and passionate about ASA,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “From the time that he attended his first convention in 1973, Embree began volunteering—serving on and chairing several committees before being elected for multiple terms on the ASA board of directors. Embree played a key leadership role in building the association’s capacity and effectiveness. He will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him over the years.”

Read Robinson’s obituary online.

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The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 20,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.

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