ManpowerGroup to Address Economic Growth Challenges at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013

 ManpowerGroup to Address Economic Growth Challenges at World Economic Forum
                             Annual Meeting 2013

ManpowerGroup to Leverage Global Insight and Local Expertise to Encourage
Economic Growth at Annual Davos Conference

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 18,2013 /PRNewswire/ --ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions andWorld Economic Forum(WEF)
strategic partner, will address key challenges hampering economic growth at
the WEF 2013 Annual Meeting inDavosnext week.


Regional leaders from ManpowerGroup will join together in Switzerland to
leverage their global insight and local expertise to identify solutions to
address the challenges and transformational opportunities companies face in an
increasingly complex and interconnected environment:

  oEurope: On-going geo-political and fiscal uncertainties, dampened demand
    and unprecedented unemployment levels mean Europe's industries will
    increasingly rely on talent to help them navigate through a time of flux.
    Employers in Europe are still reporting talent shortages. Talent has
    replaced capital as the key competitive differentiator and businesses need
    to be able to look beyond country borders to unleash human potential and
    find employees that will accelerate business success.
  oAsia: Demographic decay, unprecedented skills gaps and weaker consumer
    demand from Europe and North America will continue to hamper Asia's growth
    rate. While the rise of Asia's new middle class will drive internal
    demand, this may encourage structural inflation and higher salary
    expectations. As a result, access to scalable talent in the right
    locations will be important to sustain economic growth.
  oAmericas: A continued focus on job creation is needed to stimulate
    lackluster consumer demand. Investment in talent will nurture innovation,
    drive employee engagement and improve business performance.Businesses
    need to be flexible in their resourcing strategy to respond swiftly to
    changing opportunities. A focus on developing leadership and management
    skills will build the flexible workforce needed and allow organizations to

"Despite persistent levels of high unemployment globally, ManpowerGroup's 2012
Talent Shortage Survey reveals that one in three businesses (34 percent)
continue to struggle to find the right staff. As the world's skills mismatch
causes major pressures for businesses, it will continue to be a significant
pressure point in the year ahead," said Jonas Prising, President,
ManpowerGroup. "Agility and the ability to tap the right talent, which can
navigate unpredictable challenges, will increasingly define business success
and enable economic growth in the Human Age."

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 3,600 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 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 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.

SOURCE ManpowerGroup

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