October 4, 2021

HireQuest Inc. Acquires Recruit Media Inc.
Consumer Sentiment Rises Slightly, Remains Depressed
PMI Drops to Five-Month Low as Production Hampered by Ongoing Material and Labor Shortages
Frackers Fear Vaccine Mandate Will Worsen Worker Crunch
Employers Beware: Private Arbitration Agreements Won’t Stop DOL Lawsuits
Covid-19: Legal Considerations and Best Practices for Employers Processing Vaccination Data
Washington’s Travel Time Trap for Employers
Washington Minimum Wage to Increase
October Brings Changes to DC Universal Paid Leave Law and DC Family and Medical Leave Act
Majority of HR Leaders Are Concerned About Employee Turnover in the Immediate Future
Construction Spending Stalls Between July and August
Generation Z and the Manufacturing Sector

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ASA Concludes Successful Convention; Names 2022 Leaders

At the annual membership meeting held last week during Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, association members elected eight directors:
Susan Dietrich, AllTek Staffing and Resource Group
W. Benjamin “Ben” Elliott, Randstad
Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network
Karenjo Goodwin, Exact Staff
Ranjini Poddar, Artech LLC
Mark Toth, CSP, ManpowerGroup
Steve Wehn, AMN Healthcare
DeLibra Wesley, National Recruiting Consultants

The board elected officers:
W. Benjamin “Ben” Elliott, Randstad, chairman
Threase Baker, TSC, CSP, Abbtech Professional Resources Inc., first vice chairman
Joanie Bily, EmployBridge Holding Co., second vice chairman
Jeff Bowling, Curative, treasurer
Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network, secretary

Other directors currently serving on the board are Jeffrey S. Burnett, CSP, Labor Finders International Inc.; John A. Elwood, CSP, Elwood Staffing; James A. Essey, CSP, TemPositions Group of Cos.; Robert A. Funk, Express Employment Professionals; Jeff Harris, Workforce Unlimited; Kristen Harris, CSP, Portfolio Creative; Chris Hartman, Allegis Group; Janette Marx, Airswift; Kelly McCreight, CSP, Hamilton-Ryker; Peter W. Quigley, Kelly; Joyce Russell, Adecco Group US Foundation (immediate past chairman); Leo Sheridan, Advanced Group; Ken Taunton, CSC, Royster Group. Representatives from 12 independent firms and 12 national companies serve on the board of directors. For brief bios, visit americanstaffing.net.

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