October 15, 2020

ASA Workforce Monitor: Pandemic Worries Vary by Race, Job Sector, and More

Employment and financial worries caused by the Covid-19 pandemic differ among demographic groups, according to a deep analysis into the results of the latest ASA Workforce Monitor® online survey conducted by The Harris Poll.

People of color are more likely to be concerned about a variety of employment-related issues, such as finding a job, needing new skills to land a job, transitioning careers or roles, and the possibility of losing a job.

“The potential severity of the negative economic impact of Covid-19 has not been the same for everyone in the U.S. during the pandemic,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “For millions of people, temporary and contract work is a means to address their very real employment and financial concerns. Staffing agencies across the U.S. are hiring now and are ready to help get the nation back to work.”

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Get Tips for Your 2021 Recovery at Staffing World 2020

Staffing World® 2020 takes place Oct. 19–22—right on your computer or other device. This year, the ASA annual convention and expo will be an immersive virtual experience where you can connect with staffing peers and get resources you can use to grow your business during more than 30 educational sessions, including “Five Trends That Will Outlast Covid-19 and Accelerate Your 2021 Recovery.”

Eric Gregg of ASA corporate partner ClearlyRated will share key findings from surveys of more than 1,800 clients, job candidates, and internal staff. He will present five data-backed trends that will outlast the current pandemic and economic uncertainty and should be a part of your strategic plan going forward.

ASA-certified professionals can earn up to 12 hours of continuing education toward certification renewal by participating in workshops and other content sessions. Get more information and register online at staffingworld.net.

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All ASA members have access to a host of free resources designed to help them answer frequently asked questions. Get marketing resources that will help your clients and candidates understand the value of using a staffing company—including infographics, member logos, social media tactics, sector-specific FAQs for clients and talent, slide presentations, and much more—in the ASA Staffing Promo Tool Kit.

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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:

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