Industry Information

American Staffing Association - The nation's largest organization of staffing and recruiting professionals, representing staffing and workforce solution firms of all sizes and specialties. For 50 years, ASA has promoted legal, ethical, and professional practices for the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA members earn the trust of their clients and employees through their commitment to these practices.

Staffing Industry Analysts - The global adviser on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor.

Better Business Bureau - An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other by the functioning of two primary factors - integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business's track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.

The Joint Commission - An independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

American Hospital Association - The national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - For more than a century, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has been the voice of business and the visionary organization in Oklahoma City. We represent thousands of businesses of all sizes and all industries in Oklahoma City's 10-county region. The Chamber's activities are overseen by our executive committee, board of directors and board of advisers, which are made up of Oklahoma City's top business leaders.

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) - Provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA's solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. 

  • 2019 Fiscal Year Per Diem Rates - The allowance for lodging (excluding taxes), meals and incidental expenses. The GSA establishes per diem rates for destinations within the lower 48 Continental United States (CONUS).

U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics - The principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making.

  • The Employment Projection (EP) - The program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.