May 7, 2021

Time Is Running Out—Awards Entries Due in One Week

Gain national recognition for your company, and then leverage that recognition to differentiate your firm in your most competitive markets. Enter the prestigious ASA awards programs. The deadline for all submissions is May 1, and there are no fees to enter.

The ASA Care Awards honor effective social responsibility initiatives in the staffing industry. The ASA Elevate Awards recognize outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract employees. The ASA National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars program (sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group) honors outstanding temporary or contract employees who exemplify the promise of staffing employment.

Learn more at, and submit your entry forms by May 14.

AMN Healthcare Announces First Quarter 2021 Results
The Stepping Stones Group Acquires the Futures Health Group LLC
BLS: Staffing Employment Slightly Declines in April
NFIB Jobs Report: Small Business Job Openings Reach Record High for Third Straight Month
KFC And Franchisees Hiring 20,000 Restaurant Employees
Goldman Sachs Asks Most Employees to Return to Office by Late June
As Covid Restrictions Ease, ‘Fully Reopen’ May Not Mean Business as Usual
DHS Secretary Mayorkas Urges Small Businesses to Protect Themselves Against Ransomware
New York Amends Its Off-Duty Conduct Law to Account for Marijuana Use
Washington: New Long-Term Care Payroll Tax Goes Into Effect Jan. 1
San Francisco Enacts Covid-19 Hazard Pay Law as Seattle Hazard Pay Law Survives Legal Challenge
Job Cuts Fall to 22,913; Lowest Monthly Total Since June 2000

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Stress Management

American workers are stressed, overwhelmed, and concerned about their jobs, transitioning back into the workplace, and more. Learn how to give employees the tools they need to reduce stress and increase workplace performance during the ASA webinar “Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty—Part 1,” the first session in a two-part Mental Health Awareness Month series. It takes place Wednesday, May 12, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy (IDEA) group, which is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Monster and by Anthem, along with supporting sponsors TerraFirma and WorkN.

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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Solve Your Talent Pipeline Problem

Eight in 10 job candidates (80%), both active and passive seekers, foresee working for a new company in the next 12 months—despite, or possibly due to, the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.—according to the new ASA Candidate Sentiment Study. Make sure your firm is positioned for maximum success and growth as a return to work escalates and talent seek staffing services.

ASA members can purchase this important study at a discount and use the data immediately to shape strategies toward 2021 growth. Learn more at

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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending May 2.

Agente Technical LLC
Colleyville, TX
ExecuThrive Staffing LLC
Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC
Rise Technical Recruitment Inc.
Wilmington, DE

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