Improve Employability Profiles to Enhance Employment Security, ManpowerGroup Advises U.S. Workers

 Improve Employability Profiles to Enhance Employment Security, ManpowerGroup
                             Advises U.S. Workers

Jobless Rate Changes Little, Reports U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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MILWAUKEE, Nov. 2, 2012

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions, encourages individuals to focus on
improving their long-term employment security by tapping accessible
development tools, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported the
overall October jobless rate ticked up to 7.9 % from the September's 7.8%
rate. The U.S. private sector added 171,000 new jobs last month, while
September's jobs figure was revised from 114,000 to 148,000 and August's job
figure was revised from 142,000 to 192,000. 


Employment rose in professional and business services, health care, and retail
trade. The U.S. economy averaged about 146,000 new jobs per month in the third

"Companies today need to fill roles in brand-new niche functions that require
a blend of sub-specialties," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman
and CEO. "In the Human Age, individuals can boost their candidacy for such
opportunities by seeking out the most contemporary education available.
Job-specific training is increasingly accessible via the Internet. Also, work
to find mentors and trade groups committed to developing in-demand technical
and soft skills in individuals."

ManpowerGroup's details the processes and templates that employers should use
in developing "Job Success Profiles" and that employees should use in
developing "Employability Profiles" in Hire and Retain the Best with Success
Mapping: New Models for Unlocking Human Potential. This paper also digs into
the core workplace skills and competencies that are driving the world's talent

"Motivated individuals who effectively own both the process of developing
skills demanded by employers in the future and the marketing of their new
skills are more readily noticed by employers," Joerres added.

In South Dakota, where unemployment remains under 5%, ManpowerGroup has been
hired by the state as part of an effort called "South Dakota Wins" to recruit
more than 1,000 new workers across the U.S. for open positions. Jobs range in
industries from manufacturing to engineering to information technology.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q4 in the United States was the
strongest fourth quarter outlook in five years. According to seasonally
adjusted data, hiring intentions have grown increasingly confident throughout
the last three years with no declines in the Net Employment Outlook

The continued climb in confidence marks three years of gradually improving
hiring intentions, which were preceded by three quarters of pessimistic
employment plans. Hiring intentions continue to climb with employers in 49 out
of 50 states reporting positive hiring intentions. Similarly, employers in 99
out of the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas report positive hiring
intentions to close out the year.

According to ManpowerGroup's 2012 Talent Shortage Survey results, 49% of U.S.
employers struggle to fill mission-critical positions. Skilled trades,
engineering and IT positions continue to rank among the top 10 hardest jobs to
fill, year after year.

About ManpowerGroup
ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce
solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients
to achieve their business goals and enhance their competitiveness. With over
60 years of experience, our $22 billion company creates unique time to value
through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that help clients win in
the Human Age. These solutions cover an entire range of talent-driven needs
from recruitment and assessment, training and development, and career
management, to outsourcing and workforce consulting. ManpowerGroup maintains
the world's largest and industry-leading network of nearly 3,900 offices in 80
countries and territories, generating a dynamic mix of an unmatched global
footprint with valuable insight and local expertise to meet the needs of its
400,000 clients per year, across all industry sectors, small and medium-sized
enterprises, local, multinational and global companies. By connecting our deep
understanding of human potential to the ambitions of clients, ManpowerGroup
helps the organizations and individuals we serve achieve more than they
imagined – because their success leads to our success. And by creating these
powerful connections, we create power that drives organizations forward,
accelerates personal success and builds more sustainable communities. We help
power the world of work. The ManpowerGroup suite of solutions is offered
through ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®.
Learn more about how the ManpowerGroup can help you win in the Human Age at

ManpowerGroup is the most trusted brand in the industry, and was once again
the only company in our industry to be named to the Ethisphere Institute's
2012 World's Most Ethical Companies list for our proven commitment to ethical
business practices, including an outstanding commitment to ethical leadership,
compliance practices and corporate social responsibility.

In January 2011, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos,
Switzerland, ManpowerGroup announced the world has entered the Human Age,
where talent has replaced capital as the key competitive differentiator. This
concept of talentism as the new capitalism continues to resonate and was
echoed as a core theme of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum
in Davos. Learn more about this new age at

Gain access to ManpowerGroup's extensive thought leadership papers, annual
Talent Shortage surveys and the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, one of the
most trusted indices of employment activity in the world, via the
ManpowerGroup World of Work Insight iPad application. This thought leadership
app explores the challenges faced by employers navigating the changing world
of work and provides in-depth commentary, analysis, insight and advice on
strategies for success.

Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter: Joerres is one of only 20 Fortune 500 CEOs who
leverages a Twitter account to get his message out.

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