Manpower Addresses the Future of the Manufacturing Workforce and Solutions to Talent Mismatch Challenges at Strategy Session

Manpower Addresses the Future of the Manufacturing Workforce and Solutions to
                Talent Mismatch Challenges at Strategy Session

Manpower Publishes Research Paper Sharing Insights from Top Manufacturers and
Approaches for Navigating in a Rapidly Changing Industry

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower, the global leader in
contingent and permanent recruitment workforce solutions, today hosts its
first Industry Challenge Council, an exclusive gathering of industry leaders
focused on the future of the manufacturing workforce. The day-long event
includes closed-door strategy sessions where employers, trade groups and
educators are working together to identify solutions to skills gap challenges
of contemporary manufacturing. Manpower also releases a research paper, "The
Future of the Manufacturing Workforce", sharing insights from manufacturing
experts and solutions needed to navigate through the transformation of the
manufacturing industry.

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"For more than 60 years, Manpower has had its finger on the pulse of the
manufacturing workforce, and we fully recognize the dramatic changes the
industry is facing today," said Jorge Perez, Manpower senior vice president.
"In the wake of technology advances, the bar has been raised when it comes to
the skills manufacturers are seeking in employees. As a result, people with
the right skill set are increasingly hard to find."

Manpower's Industry Challenge Council event incorporates a mix of learning and
strategy sessions aimed at manufacturing industry challenges in the areas of
talent, technology and education.

"We've created the Manpower Industry Challenge Council to provide an exclusive
venue for industry leaders to share ideas and work together to create
solutions and initiate change that benefits both job seekers and
manufacturers," said Perez. "Today's event will help manufacturers of all
sizes succeed in the Human Age, where the skills of individuals are the
drivers of economic growth."

During the event, the findings of Manpower's research paper, "The Future of
the Manufacturing Workforce", will be shared by writer Tom Davenport, business
strategist and author. The paper is organized in a series of reports focused
on:

  oThe dramatically changing manufacturing environment and the emerging
    technologies
  oThe rise of the "tech," or manufacturing technical worker, in a
    contemporary manufacturing industry
  oContemporary manufacturing technologies and the talent to use them
  oApproaches to educating the manufacturing workforce on technology
  oPolicy prescriptions for the manufacturing talent gap

Visit www.manpower.us/manufacturing for more information or to download the
paper.

About Manpower
Manpower is the global leader in contingent and permanent recruitment
workforce solutions, providing the personal flexibility and agility businesses
need with a continuum of staffing solutions. Manpower is part of the
ManpowerGroup family of companies, which also includes Experis, ManpowerGroup
Solutions and Right Management. More information is available at
www.manpower.us.

About ManpowerGroup – United States
ManpowerGroup^™ is an innovative workforce solutions company specializing in
temporary and permanent recruitment, career management, outsourcing and HR
consulting. Founded in 1948, Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup is a $22 billion
company with offices in more than 80 countries and territories around the
world. Each day, ManpowerGroup connects more than 500,000 people to
meaningful work through its relationships with 400,000 clients worldwide. In
the United States, ManpowerGroup operates more than 500 offices through its
family of companies, including Manpower^®, Experis^™, ManpowerGroup^™
Solutions and Right Management^®. To learn more, visit www.manpowergroup.us
and press.manpower.com.

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Website: http://www.manpower.com
Contact: Kate Huskin, +1.414.906.6253, kate.huskin@manpowergroup.com, or Mary
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