Staffing, Retail Associations Team up to Fill Essential Goods Needs March 25, 2020

Staffing, Retail Associations Team up to Fill Essential Goods Needs

The American Staffing Association (ASA) is providing an online searchable directory to connect Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) member retailers to staffing agencies that can fill high-demand roles during the COVID-19 pandemic like warehouse workers; store clerks for unloading, stocking, cleaning and sanitizing; cashiers and greeters; forklift selectors and pickers; and delivery drivers.

“The US staffing and recruiting industry is ready to source and deploy talent wherever and whenever it is needed most during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA President and CEO. “ASA is proud to work together with RILA as part of the staffing industry’s commitment to ensuring that America has access to a skilled flexible workforce to support the uninterrupted flow of essential goods and services during this unprecedented time of challenge to our nation and our world.”

“Finding talent to address unprecedented demand for essential goods during this time of crisis is a top priority for select retailers.” said Brian Dodge, RILA president. “Staffing agencies are perfectly positioned to deploy temporary workers that have been displaced due to COVID-19—especially the millions of retail workers that have been furloughed because governments have rightfully ordered their employers to close to try to stop the spread of the virus. RILA’s partnership with ASA will help retailers connect with staffing agencies so individuals who need jobs can find work in an industry that is unexpectedly seeing a surge in demand for essential goods.”

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