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October 5, 2015
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NJSA New & Prospective Member Luncheon, 
October 9, The Woodbridge Hotel, Edison
New & prospective members are cordially invited to attend a luncheon with members of the New Jersey Staffing Alliance Board of Directors, committee chairs, and our legislative liaison to learn more about the benefits and services available to NJSA members. And, we will have a special presentation by Bob Lanza of Talon Inc. on "motivating your staff."
DateFriday, October 9, 2015
Hotel Woodbridge
(formerly Woodbridge Hilton)
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ  08830
Please join us for this luncheon for information and an opportunity to meet your staffing colleagues. RSVP by 10/6 to: or call 973-283-0072.
In This Issue
Program & Event News
Legislative News
NJSA Board of Directors Ballots
Upcoming Events
New & Prospective Member Luncheon - October 9
Special Session on SEO and SEM Marketing - October 14
Annual Conference - November 5, 2015
Holiday Party - December 11
Thanks to Our 2015 Sponsors

Special Session on SEO and SEM Marketing - October 14

It is no secret that audiences are more fragmented than ever and digital continues to show explosive growth across desktop and mobile platforms. In February 2014, Americans own an average of four digital devices resulting in connectivity with screens throughout the day and engagement with media content for more than 60 hours a week. With 93% of business website traffic coming from search engines, making sure you show up on a search results page is an important part of an integrated strategy to reach your desired customers at the moment where you can have the most influence.

Even if you don't check your social media accounts every day, your customers most likely do. And, they just may be talking about you. There are over 1.15 billion Facebook users, over 500 million people on Twitter, 500 million active Google+ users, 238 million LinkedIn profiles, and more than 150 million people on Instagram, according to Social Media Today. Conversations about brands, products and services are happening on social media; and digital marketing includes SEO, Google PPC (pay per click for also known as SEM - Search Engine Marketing)  Are you tooled into social and appropriate website content and reaching the markets you want to reach?

Join NJSA members and guests on October 14 at 4:00 pm at the headquarters of NJ Advance Media at 485 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ, Building 300. Then stick around for networking at the Kona Grill, 511 U.S. Rte 1, Iselin, NJ 08830 at 5:30pm.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - Click here to Reserve Your Seat

Sponsored by NJ Advance Media and Wells Fargo
4:00 Meeting 

NJ Advance Media - Building 300
485 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ  08830

Networking Happy Hour
Kona Grill, 511 U.S. Route 1, Iselin, NJ
Sponsored by Wells Fargo & NJ Advance


NJSA Annual Education & Training Conference
Eisenhower Conference Center
290 West Mount Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, New Jersey

Click here to download Registration Brochure.

Click here to register online at

Here's a sneak peek of Mike Ramer's workshop presentations:

Thank you to our sponsors

NJSA 21st Annual Golf Outing, September 29 at Fox Hollow GC

56 staffing and industry partners played through the rain at the 21st Annual NJSA/MASA Golf Outing.
Low gross winners, with a score of 61, were Brad and Jourdan Block or Block Rotator, Scott McCullogh of Full Steam Staffing, and Kurt Murray from Assurance Agency.

Low Gross Winner, Team of Rotator Staffing, Assurance Agency,
Full Steam Staffing

Runners-up were the team from Professional Search Network; Richard Scott, Jason Lyons, Robert Dorilas, and Ron Dorilas.
Second place went to the team from Professional Search Network.

Longest Drive winners were Jourdan Block and Cindy Grider (Skyline Staffing - not pictured). Closest to the Pin was won by Ray Spadaro from Perry Staffing.  The Straightest Drive was won by Tom Lee of Hepco.

Ray Spadaro, (right) - Closest to the Pin

Jourdan Block, (right) Longest Drive

Thank you to our sponsors

Workman's Comp Expense is Ready to Increase Again!  Act Now!

In late September, the NJ Senate joined the NJ Assembly in passing S929 which will add almost $60 million to the cost of Workers Compensation Insurance for New Jersey's private employers - including all staffing firms! And the cost will automatically increase each year due to "cost of living" adjustments.NJSA has sent a letter to Governor Christie supporting his veto of this bill. Please click here for a copy of this letter.
PLEASE ACT NOW!  We need every staffing firm owner and manager to send an email to Governor Christie ( or mail a letter to him, letting him know you want him to veto this unfair legislation. He needs to know the business community will support him in this decision.
Please send a copy of your email/letter to the Governor to or mail a copy to NJSA's office. Every email and letter will help!

NJSA's Legal and Legislative Committee will provide updates on this issue as new information is available.

NJ's Minimum-Wage Workers Won't Be Getting Automatic Increase This Year

New Jersey voters in 2013 voted to hike the state's minimum wage which also guaranteed regular annual increases by linking the hourly rate to inflation. The first automatic increase took effect at the beginning of this year, pushing the minimum wage up to $8.38 from $8.25. However, the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development tracked a slight decrease in the Consumer Price Index, so the minimum wage will stay the same in New Jersey in 2016.

NJSA Board of Directors 2016-2017

The NJSA Board of Directors 2016-2017 Ballot was sent to all members on Friday. 
Please make sure you cast your vote for the directors of your choice.

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