History and Purpose

The Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services (WASS) was founded in 1971 as a legislative watchdog for the staffing industry. Over the past several decades, WASS has fought and won battles on many issues that could have been detrimental to our businesses. WASS remains alert for adverse legislation so the staffing industry can continue to operate in a regulation-free environment in Wisconsin.

WASS conducts informational training sessions on topics such as sales, recruiting, unemployment and other subjects of interest to our members. We provide networking opportunities and a link to national issues through our affiliation with the American Staffing Association (ASA).

Our Members

WASS is made up of both national temporary staffing companies and local independents. Our direction is guided by our members, and the issues of all member companies are considered. WASS is your organization.


Please read the WASS Bylaws.

About American Staffing Association (ASA)

Member of American Staffing Association

ASA was founded in 1966 as the Institute of Temporary Services to ensure that quality temporary help services were available to businesses and to promote flexible employment opportunities for people. In 1970, the institute became the National Association of Temporary Services. In 1994, the name was expanded to National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services because many of our members were offering more than temporary help services. Five years later, the name was changed to American Staffing Association to better reflect the full range of staffing and human resources services offered by member companies.

Today, members of ASA operate 15,000 offices throughout the United States. ASA has 71 chapters in 43 states and the District of Columbia.