As a long time member of ASA, ProA new partnership between American Staffing Association and Jobs for America’s Graduates aims to provide member firms like PSG with even more information and resources to help young people find training and job opportunities.
Especially as the U.S. economy continues to recover from the last recession, it is more important than ever that companies seeking talent have access to skilled candidates.
However, it has become increasingly apparent that throughout the country there is a disconnect—especially when it comes to certain jobs in the skilled trades. Companies report being unable to fill open positions, many of which are entry-level opportunities that require only short-term training. These jobs are often ideal and attractive to high school graduates who are interested in pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree program with a reasonable guarantee of well-paying, steady work.
It’s clear that strategies and solutions are at a premium. To that end, the American Staffing Association has stepped forward toward helping its member companies bridge the skills gap, through a new partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing employment preparation programs for at-risk youth in more than 1,000 communities throughout the nation.
Here is a look at some of the services JAG provides and how several ASA member staffing companies have begun working with the organization to provide candidates with the training and information they need to become competitive—and meet the needs of client companies quickly and effectively. Read more.