May 24, 2024

ASA Scholarship Available for Women Leaders—Deadline Next Friday

The ASA Women in Leadership Scholarship Program aims to raise the visibility of women in the staffing industry as well as provide scholarships that cover registration fees for Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo (Oct. 22–24 in Nashville, TN), as well as THRIVE Live (Oct. 21–22 in Nashville).

ASA will award scholarships to rising stars who are committed to a career in staffing and have shown career growth potential. Find out more and submit your application at Applications are due May 31.

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests Economic Growth Decreased in April
U.S. Durable Goods See Third Straight Month of Gain, a Potential Sign a Slump May be Ending
Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity Was Essentially Unchanged in May
Rising Immigration Has Helped Cool an Overheated Labor Market
Jobs With No Experience Are Growing as Companies Emphasize Skills
U.S. Consumers Tempered Inflation Expectations in Late May
Business Groups Sue to Enjoin DOL Rule Increasing Minimum Salary Thresholds for Overtime Exemption
Sixth Circuit Holds FCRA Preempts Defamation Claim
New FLSA Salary Levels Unchanged for Computer Professionals
New Pay Transparency and Wage History Requirements in Maryland and Washington, DC
Fiverr: Cities in Florida Top U.S. Charts in Freelancer Population and Revenue Growth
Nearly 70% of Family Caregivers Report Difficulty Balancing Career and Caregiving Responsibilities, Spurring Long-Term Impacts to U.S. Economy

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Next Month—Using AI to Boost Sales

The trick to securing more meetings and closing more deals may be in the innovative power of generative artificial intelligence. Joel Schaffer and Joey Frampus from Butler Street will discuss the future of sales in the digital age, with a focus on practical applications and hands-on instruction tailored to the staffing industry, during the ASA webinar “Amplifying Sales Success: Foundational Skills Meet AI Innovation,” presented by the ASA industrial section. It takes place Thursday, June 6, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time.

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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Staffing Today Returns May 28

In observance of Memorial Day, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, May 27. Staffing Today will return May 28.

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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 19.

3P Partners
Davis, CA

Cpl Professionals Inc.
Pittsfield, MA

Supreme Labor Source
Clarksville, TN

Teal Asset Management Corp.
St. John’s, Canada

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ASA Corporate Partners

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