American Staffing Association Names Volt Co-Founder Jerome Shaw to Leadership Hall of Fame
ORANGE, Calif., Oct 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Volt Workforce Solutions, the staffing business unit of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., announced that Jerome "Jerry" Shaw, Executive Vice President and Co-founder, has been named to the Leadership Hall of Fame by the American Staffing Association (ASA).
Created in 1985, the ASA Leadership Hall of Fame award acknowledges outstanding individual contributions and dedicated service to the American Staffing Association and the staffing industry. As the highest honor bestowed by the ASA, the Leadership Hall of Fame award is intended to help build and document the history of the staffing industry by recognizing the individuals who helped shape that history. To date, this award has been presented to 37 individuals.
"Jerry Shaw has surely earned a place of honor among the founders of the modern temporary help industry when he launched Volt in 1950," said Richard Wahlquist, ASA President and CEO. "In presenting this award, ASA wishes to recognize Mr. Shaw for more than six decades of service to our industry. It is the enduring commitment and leadership of individuals like Jerry Shaw which will provide inspiration to future generations of men and women who choose a career in the staffing industry."
"In my career at Volt, I've had the remarkable opportunity to help build the staffing industry from its inception, and ASA has been there for Volt all along the way, with professional guidance and peer support," said Jerry Shaw. "To be recognized by ASA among our industry's most distinguished leaders is truly a pinnacle honor. I accept this award with utmost humility and extend my deepest gratitude to the award committee and the entire membership of ASA."
Steven Shaw, President and CEO of Volt Information Sciences commented, "Jerry epitomizes the American success story. With only $13 dollars, he persisted in the face of tremendous challenges to build one of the world's leading staffing organizations. Throughout his entire career, Jerry has focused on the importance of work and the ability for meaningful employment to transform people's lives. The entire Volt family congratulates Jerry on his induction into ASA's Leadership Hall of Fame, which is the culmination of his life's work. His determination and courage are an inspiration to us all."
The Leadership Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Mr. Shaw on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas during a special ceremony at Staffing World 2010, the ASA convention and expo attended by hundreds of staffing professionals from around the world.
Founded in 1950, Volt delivers innovative talent, technology and consulting solutions, operating through an international network servicing North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
About Volt Workforce Solutions
Volt Workforce Solutions is one of the world's largest recruitment organizations. A business unit of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (VOL7.90, +0.30, +3.95%), Volt Workforce Solutions delivers contingent/temporary professionals in all skill categories with a strategic focus on talent consulting, IT staffing management, managed service solutions, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), independent contractor management and payroll services. Professional recruiters, operating through servicing locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, assign hundreds of thousands of employees annually. Visit www.volt.com.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association promotes legal, ethical, and professional practices for the $61 billion U.S. staffing industry. ASA members account for 85% of U.S. staffing industry sales and operate some 14,000 offices throughout the nation. Two million Americans go to work for U.S. staffing companies every business day.
Founded to promote flexible employment opportunities and ensure the quality of staffing services, ASA has been the voice of the U.S. staffing industry since 1966. Members provide a wide range of employment services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting. ASA and its affiliated chapters promote the interests of the industry through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the establishment of high standards of ethical conduct. Visitwww.americanstaffing.net.