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Dec 10, 2019, 12:19 ET Seven Top Deal-Breakers When Applying for, Accepting a Job

More than half of U.S. adults (53%) say the No. 1 deal-breaker that would deter them from applying for or accepting an offer of employment is...


Dec 05, 2019, 10:39 ET Staffing Employment Growth Slows in Third Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2019, according to data...


Nov 05, 2019, 13:53 ET Half of Employed Adults Likely to Job Hunt Next Year

Nearly half of employed adults in the U.S. (48%) are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to the results of the latest American...


Sep 16, 2019, 11:19 ET Graphic Designer Is National Staffing Employee of the Year

The American Staffing Association today announced that Will Bennett is the 2020 National Staffing Employee of the Year. ASA also named National...


Aug 22, 2019, 12:20 ET Second Quarter Staffing Employment Lags Last Year's High; Demand Remains Steady

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2019, remaining above...


May 30, 2019, 12:51 ET Staffing Employment Eases Slightly in First Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2019, according to data...


Mar 14, 2019, 12:18 ET Staffing Employment Sets Record High in 2018

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.23 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2018, up 1.4% from 2017, according to data...


Jan 17, 2019, 11:38 ET Why Can't People Find Work? Lack of Relevant Skills

More than half of Americans (54%) agree that employable adults aren't working today because they don't possess the skills they need for the jobs they ...


Dec 13, 2018, 13:39 ET Staffing Employment Steady in Third Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2018, according to data...


Nov 29, 2018, 12:53 ET Americans Upbeat About Employment After Midterm Elections

More than half of U.S. adults (56%) agree that the results of the 2018 midterm elections will have a positive impact on employment during the next...


Sep 24, 2018, 12:22 ET Bilingual Call Center Representative Is National Staffing Employee of the Year

The American Staffing Association today announced that Violeta "Shaya" De Oleo Medina is the 2019 National Staffing Employee of the Year. ASA also...


Sep 18, 2018, 12:34 ET American Staffing Association Honors Most Outstanding Work-Based Learning Programs in Staffing and Recruiting Industry

The American Staffing Association today announced the winners of the 2018 ASA Elevate Awards. This new professional recognition program celebrates...


Sep 12, 2018, 11:45 ET Staffing Employment at 18-Year High for Second Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2018, according to data...


Aug 09, 2018, 11:23 ET Apprenticeships Make People More Job-Ready Than College

A majority of Americans (62%) agree that apprenticeships—or "earn while learning" vocational opportunities—make people more employable than going to...


Jun 21, 2018, 12:22 ET Apprenticeships Can Kickstart Careers

Nine in 10 Americans who either were apprentices themselves or know someone enrolled in these "earn while learning" programs say the experiences had...


Jun 14, 2018, 11:52 ET Staffing Employment Sets Record High for First Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.10 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2018, according to data...


Mar 22, 2018, 12:36 ET Staffing Employment Steady in 2017

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.19 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2017, down slightly (-0.6%) from 2016,...


Feb 21, 2018, 12:49 ET ASA Skills Gap Index: Top Hard-to-Fill Jobs by Sector

The American Staffing Association Skills Gap Index has identified the 156 hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the fourth quarter of 2017. The ...


Feb 08, 2018, 12:45 ET Hiring? Make the Process Personal

About seven in 10 Americans (69%) believe that the job search today is too impersonal, according to the results of the latest American Staffing...


Dec 12, 2017, 11:51 ET The Skills Gap: Who's to Blame?

The vast majority of Americans say that institutions—schools, employers, and governments—all share responsibility for the skills gap in the U.S.,...


Oct 03, 2017, 12:57 ET 'Skills Gap' Is Unfamiliar to Americans

Half of Americans (50%) have never heard of the "skills gap," according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® ...


Sep 18, 2017, 12:36 ET Speech Language Pathologist Named National Staffing Employee of the Year

The American Staffing Association today announced that speech language pathologist Brittney Bourgeois is the 2018 National Staffing Employee of the...


Jun 15, 2017, 12:46 ET Americans Split on Impact of Automation in the Workplace

Automation in the workplace is a polarizing issue for Americans, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor®...


May 09, 2017, 13:22 ET 'Gig Economy' Is Just Jargon to Most Americans

Three out of four U.S. adults (75%) have never heard of the term "gig economy," according to the results of a new American Staffing Association...


Jan 17, 2017, 14:19 ET Americans Optimistic About Job Creation After Election

More than half of U.S. adults (53%) say that the recent election results will have a positive effect on job creation, according to the results of a...