September 1, 2021

ASA Honors Most Outstanding Workforce Development Programs in Staffing and Recruiting Industry

ASA has announced the recipients of its annual workforce development-based Elevate Awards. Distributed on an annual basis since 2018, the Elevate Awards celebrate the staffing industry’s most innovative and effective workforce development for temporary and contract employees. Both the Elevate Awards and honorable mention distinctions are conferred in award classes by company revenue.

“Staffing companies are on the front lines of providing upskilling and reskilling programs to American workers to enhance their employability and help ensure future career success,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “The Elevate Awards recognize some of the staffing industry’s most innovative and successful workforce development programs aimed at addressing current workforce shortages and skills gaps.”

See the full list of recipients and learn about their programs at

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The Staffing Celebration Happens This Month

National Staffing Employee Week—Sept. 13–19 this year—is an annual event that recognizes the contributions of the millions of people working for U.S. staffing companies.

Is your staffing company ready to celebrate the contributions of your temporary and contract employees? ASA members can access free promotional tools, including commemorative logos, social media post templates, media outreach resources, and more.

National Staffing Employee Week is also the perfect opportunity to promote the faces of the staffing industry. Download and share videos of real staffing success stories—current and former National Staffing Employee of the Year honorees and industry sector All-Stars—on social media and your digital channels. And get ready to learn who the newest National Staffing Employee of the Year and All-Stars are—they’ll be announced Sept. 13 in this newsletter.

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Staffing World Advance Registration Deadline Extended

Advance registration rates for Staffing World® 2021 are still available—but only through this Friday, Sept. 3. Don’t miss this opportunity to save up to $300 on full registration packages for the ASA annual convention and expo.

Staffing World is the year’s biggest gathering of the staffing community and features the industry’s most robust expo. It’s where you’ll find the tools, connections, and strategies you need to overcome challenges and fuel your success.

Safety measures will be in place when you join your peers, Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver. Learn about educational sessions, preconvention program offerings, and more—then register at

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