They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Bittner, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

We don’t need to tell you that 2020 was a tough year for staffing. The industry as a whole was down approximately 11 percent for the year. In 2021 the industry has reversed course and is currently at 16 percent growth overall, with some segments greatly exceeding this mark.

Will this trend continue for 2022?

Julie Ann Bittner, TRICOM President & CEO, spoke with Adrianne Nelson, Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Director of Global Membership Products, in this month’s Insights With Insiders podcast to discuss the research and trends propelling the staffing industry into the next year.

Adrianne reveals staffing segments that are growth drivers, as well as those struggling to make a comeback and suggestions on breaking into new segments. Adrianne and Julie Ann also look at how automation and staffing platforms are transforming the industry, as well as lessons learned from COVID including trends in remote work and e-commerce, and vaccine mandates.

You’ll want to listen to the podcast for the full details, but in the meantime, we’ve outlined some key points.

As staffing company business owners and managers, you’ve had a lot to think about and adapt to in the last 18 months or so. That’s why part of our job at TRICOM is to make sure we stay abreast of any changes – tax, legislative, or otherwise – that could impact your business.

One such change is the FUTA Credit Reduction.

The standard FUTA tax rate is 6% on the first $7,000 of wages subject to FUTA. Employers receive a credit of 5.4% if they pay their quarterly unemployment in a timely manner using Form 940, making the rate .6% (the percentage we are used to). If your state has a federal loan for unemployment that has not been paid within the given timeframe, your credit is reduced by .3% each year.

We’ve always been big proponents of well-run staffing industry conferences. We love the opportunity to learn more about what’s going on in the industry, as well as what’s on the horizon. But most importantly, we look forward to all the face-to-face conversations we have with colleagues and friends. It’s those connections that we cherish and that we missed last year.

Conference organizers did a tremendous job of carrying on in a virtual format last year. But we’re very excited to be back in-person for what we think are some of the best national staffing conferences of the year: ASA Staffing World 2021, SIA Healthcare Summit, and TechServe Alliance Executive Summit.

They’ve got it all: excellent speakers and itineraries, great opportunities for networking, a focus on safety, and fantastic venues.

Plus, there’s still time to register if you haven’t already!

ASA Staffing World 2021
September 28 – 30
Denver, CO