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The San Antonio Manufacturers Organization: Supporting Manufacturing Jobs, Employees and Industry

What is the San Antonio Manufacturers Association? For over 100 years, the San Antonio Manufacturers Association has been dedicated to strengthening the local and regional manufacturing industry. A membership driven organization, the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) supports our thriving industry through advocacy, development of the workforce, and networking.   The Goals of the San […]

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BLS Report: Staffing Industry Growth in 2017

Current Staffing Industry Growth Trends New data shows that staffing employment jobs are up from the previous year and continuing to follow the last year’s growth trends. According to one of the latest reports from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, temporary employment staffing increased by 0.5% from December 2016 to January 2017, and […]

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Poll Reveals Americans are Optimistic About Post-Election Job Creation

According to a survey conducted by Harris Poll for the American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor, over half of United States adults believe the recent election results will have a positive effect on job creation. According to Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association, “The [survey] shows that jobs were an […]

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Changes to Fair Labor Standards Act to Take Effect December 1st

What is Changing? On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor published its final ruling on the overtime exemption regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. These significant changes will overhaul the payment structures of millions of companies, whether they are small businesses, huge corporations, higher education or nonprofit organizations. Starting December 1, 2016, the […]

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Staffing Employment Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to Richard Wahlquist, the president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association, staffing companies continue to report steady demand for temporary and contract employees. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed this sentiment with recently released data in a staffing employment report on the subject. They report that over the past six months, […]

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Why Staffing Agency Jobs Are in the Highest Demand in History

Temporary staffing agency jobs accounted for over 2 percent of U.S. employment last year. While this is already a significant contribution to the American economy, it doesn’t stop there. According to a report released by Staffing Industry Analysts, the U.S. temporary staffing industry is on track to grow 5% and reach $121 billion, an all-time high, […]

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Reasons Why Businesses Choose Staffing Firms – ASA

The American Staffing Association published a fact sheet stating the main reasons why U.S. businesses choose staffing firms to fill workforce gaps, augment their own staff and find new employees.   Businesses seek flexibility. It helps them compete in a fast-paced, ever-changing global economy. The larger the company, the more likely it is to use […]

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Staffing Services Affected Minimally By NLRB Decision

This week’s U.S. National Labor Relations Board decision in Miller & Anderson will likely have little to no impact on the use of staffing services or on staffing firm relations with clients, according to Stephen Dwyer, general counsel of the American Staffing Association. “Although we cannot definitively predict the long-term impact of the decision,” he […]

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ASA Report on Staffing Employment in First Quarter

Newly Rebenchmarked ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey Data U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.08 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2016, up 0.3% from the same period in 2015, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Average weekly employment this January through March […]

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Survey Results Show Personal Contacts Lead to Job Offers

More than three in four adult job seekers in the U.S. prefer personal contacts when searching for work rather than just relying on technology, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey, conducted online by Harris Poll. Personal Contacts Lead to Job Offers Three of the top five ways job seekers land a […]

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