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July 31, 2017
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On Friday, July 21,  Governor Christie signed S3176 /  A4898 which changed the base period used to calculate the next years TDI rates.  This is a bill that NJSA supported since it would allow insurance companies and staffing firms to plan and budget for the next year's TDI (a payroll-related expense) in the beginning of the fourth quarter rather than in the last few weeks of the year.

Governor Christie also vetoed two bills that would have created a significant hardship on all New Jersey businesses, and especially the staffing industry:
  • ACS for A3480A4119 / S2536:  This bill would have prevented employers from asking candidates about their previous salary/compensation history.
  • ACS for A4927 / SCS for S3085:  This bill would have expanded Family Paid Leave and increased its weekly benefit levels significantly.   Taxes on employees (and possibly employers) would definitely have gone up at some point in the future and businesses would be impacted with a significantly higher number of protected staff absences as a result of this legislation.
These proposals are no longer issues that the staffing industry will have to address for the rest of 2017.

BUT...with the general election in November for all elected representatives in state government including Governor, it is predicted that these proposals will be refiled in January 2018.  It is critical in this new environment that the staffing industry develops local relationships at the district level with Assembly and Senate representatives to help defeat or amend/improve "bad" legislation in 2018. 

TODAY!!  Make an appointment to meet with your legislators this summer (go to and the Key Issue " Staffing Firm Owners and Managers Introducing Themselves to their Local Assembly and Senate Representatives" to send an email to your Assembly and Senate representatives, requesting an appointment) - or just call them NOW!

The Staffing Industry will not have Governor Christie to veto bad legislation after December 2017!


INDUSTRY PARTNERS  - This is an excellent opportunity for you to introduce your products to staffing managers.    Click here for the exhibitor/sponsor brochure .

Mark Your Calendar Now and Line Up Your Staff for the next staffing education and training in your region... November 1st at The Palace at Somerset Park.  

Conference speakers include Barbara Bruno, Greg Doersching, Rob Rizza and three special panels:
  • The latest technology information
  • Best practices in business and sales development
  • Best practices in recruiting and sourcing candidates
Registration will open August 1.


"Powering the Next Wave of Recruitment - 
More quality applicants - less time, less hassle"

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Happy Hour to follow at Kona Grill)
Location: NJ Advance Media, Iselin, NJ
Cost:  FREE for NJSA Members; $99 for Non-Members

SCHEDULING NOTE:  This workshop will be provided as in-person program at NJ Advance Media's office in Iselin, NJ, as well as via webinar for those who can not attend in person.  Following the in-person workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to go to a happy hour at Kona Grill (511 US-1, Iselin, NJ) from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

This program is provided by

Learn about the leading recruitment marketing analytics and automation platform that makes it easy to understand and optimize job advertising strategies, lower your cost per applicants, total sweet of solutions that saves you and your company time and money!

Helping you identify quality applicants over quantity. 4 quarters vs 100 pennies. 
Programmatic Job Posting Platform - transforms your job posting into a fully automated ad distribution campaign that programmatically targets relevant job seekers across a vast network of leading national, industry-specific, and local job sites to reach right talent at the right time. 

Unlike a static posting on CareerBuilder or Monster, automated job-level campaign management technology monitors and optimizes campaign strategies dynamically to make sure your ad is getting the maximum exposure and response possible so you can hire faster with much less effort, cost and time.
We're on a mission to make it easy for employers, staffing agencies and job boards to understand and optimize their recruitment marketing strategies.
What we will review:
  • How we target
  • How we optimize
  • How we screen
  • How it reaches
  • How we match
Presented by:  Josh Duke is the Careers Category Manager at Advance Local, operating 10 local newspapers and websites across the US.  As Careers Category Manager, Josh is responsible for supporting the Local Media Group's sales efforts. His focus includes assisting reps in managing key account relationships and supporting managers in sales-related activities. Josh's emphasis is centered around Enterprise Job Distribution and Optimization, Custom Employer Career Sites and Advance Visibility Solutions. 


Interested in giving back to the industry?  NJSA Board positions are two year terms with the opportunity to mold the future of our industry and member association.  To nominate yourself or a colleague, click here for the nomination form and email to

National Staffing Week is September 18-24.  NJSA has contacted Governor Christie for a proclamation declaring this week in New Jersey.  We'd love to know what members will be doing to highlight this recognition of the important role staffing plays in the New Jersey economy.  Please send us your links, photos or information on what you plan to do.  We will publicize this in the Monday Morning Memo and at



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In This Issue
Legislative Alert
Annual Training Conference & Expo
Recruitment Workshop
Board Nominations
National Staffing Employee Week
Welcome New Members
Upcoming Events
2017 Staffing World - October 24-26, Chicago, IL

NJSA Annual Education and Training Conference - November 1, The Palace at Somerset Park

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