American Staffing Association, CareerBuilder, Capella Learning Solutions Launch Program to Develop Supply of Job-Ready, Junior-Level Recruiters

Innovative collaboration will provide unique career advancement
opportunities to help close skills gap in staffing industry

MINNEAPOLIS & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American
Staffing Association
, in collaboration with Capella Learning
Solutions and CareerBuilder®, today announced an innovative solution to
promote staffing as a profession, and create a new supply of job-ready,
junior-level recruiters for the staffing and recruiting industry. The
RightSkillSM recruiter program was introduced at Staffing
World, the ASA annual convention and expo.

RightSkill offers a new approach to talent development and acquisition
by pairing real-time labor data with competency-based online learning
and rigorous assessments to create a new supply of job-ready talent.

The RightSkill recruiter program builds a qualified talent pool of
candidates for the staffing industry, changing the way firms find, hire,
and train career-minded recruiters. The RightSkill team hand selects job
candidates before enrolling them into the “Essentials of Recruiting for
the Staffing Industry” learning experience, where they gain the
skills and knowledge to be job-ready. To ensure each candidate’s job
readiness, after completion of the course, they must pass a series of
comprehensive assessments to verify their aptitude and meet with a
RightSkill career coach.

“The demand for staffing and recruiting services is growing at an
accelerated pace, a trend that will continue into the foreseeable future
with so many companies championing the need for more flexibility in how
they staff their departments,” said Kyle Braun, president of
CareerBuilder’s staffing and recruiting group. “The RightSkill program
will help create a pool of job-ready candidates to fill recruiter roles
to address expanding market demands.”

The RightSkill recruiter program was developed with guidance from ASA
and its member companies to ensure upon completion of the program, that
candidates are ready to embark on a staffing career.

“Because demand currently exceeds supply, staffing and recruiting firms
are experiencing increased challenges in recruiting qualified corporate
talent, and especially job-ready recruiters,” said Richard Wahlquist,
ASA president and chief executive officer. “The RightSkill recruiter
program is a perfect complement to the ASA staffing
as a career
 initiative to educate job seekers about the excellent
career opportunities within the staffing industry.”

About the American Staffing Association
The American
Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and
workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance
the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy,
research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal,
ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA,
visit americanstaffing.net.

About Capella Learning Solutions
Capella Learning
Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company
(NASDAQ: CPLA). Committed to providing the most direct path between
learning and employment, CLS develops innovative new models to drive
outcomes and help close the skills gap. CLS builds a new supply of
job-ready talent and uses real-time labor data to deliver online
non-degree, high-demand, job-ready skills, training solutions and
services to individuals and employers. For more information about CLS,
visit capellalearning.com.

About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the only end-to-end
human capital management company covering the entire candidate lifecycle
and employee lifecycle for businesses. As the global leader in its
industry, CareerBuilder specializes in cutting-edge HR software as a
service to help companies with every step of talent acquisition and
management. CareerBuilder works with top employers across industries,
providing solutions for talent and labor market analytics, job
distribution, candidate sourcing, tracking, onboarding, HRIS, benefits
administration and compliance. It also operates leading job sites around
the world. Owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO)
and McClatchy (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in
the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more
information, visit careerbuilder.com.

RightSkill℠ is a service mark of Capella Learning Solutions and
CareerBuilder.

Contacts

American Staffing Association
Michelle R. Snyder,
703-253-1151
msnyder@americanstaffing.net
or
CareerBuilder
Jennifer
Grasz, 773-527-1164
jennifer.grasz@careerbuilder.com
or
Capella
Alicia
Amling, 612-977-4836
alicia.amling@capella.edu