ASA Compliance

What is the American Staffing Association?

Founded in 1966, the American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA promotes and protects the interests of staffing firms and the temporary and contract employees they employ.


Through education and advocacy, ASA and its affiliated chapters inform policy makers and the public about the staffing industry, how staffing firms operate, and the positive contributions staffing makes to people and the U.S. economy. Through its publications, education, and certification programs, ASA helps staffing firms understand and abide by the laws and regulations that apply to employment-related services, especially those protecting temporary and contract employees Through its economic data, survey reports, research, and analysis, ASA gives members valuable market and competitive insight, and clients and industry watchers an informed perspective on the industry.


ASA members agree to adhere to a strict code of ethics that guides their operations and their interactions with employees and clients.


Staffing Facts and Data



  • More than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week.

  • During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire more than 14 million temporary and contract employees.

  • Half of staffing employees say it’s a way to get a permanent job.

  • Nine out of ten staffing employees said staffing work made them more employable.

  • One-third of staffing employees were offered a permanent job by a client where they worked on an assignment, and two-thirds of those accepted the offers of permanent employment.


North Carolina

  • Average number of temporary workers each week: 93,607

  • Annual staffing employment: 429,657

  • Average annual earnings per job: $34,721

  • Total annual sales: $4.1 billion


Statistics provided by the American Staffing Association.