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To grow a bigger footprint on the U.S. economy, the staffing industry must look at healthcare reform, repair its tattered image, and promote legislation, Carl Camden, president and CEO of Kelly Services Inc., said Thursday during the CEO panel discussion at the Staffing Industry Executive Forum.
"I think healthcare, in particular, is still the most critical issue for our industry,"
Access to healthcare is the No. 1 reason people don't want to be temporary workers,
There's also reputation.
"Our industry has an unacceptable reputation,"
And, third, the industry has to do more politically.
Mills said public policy should be a top priority for the staffing industry. There are several concerning trends such as the 1% business tax in
Shaw said there needs to be a stronger association and long-term strategies to succeed in the global economy.
There are more than 700 attendees at this year's Executive Forum, which runs through today.