ManpowerGroup Committed to Helping Refugees Rebuild Their Lives as World Refugee Day is Marked Across the Globe

   ManpowerGroup Committed to Helping Refugees Rebuild Their Lives as World
                    Refugee Day is Marked Across the Globe

ManpowerGroup Operations Worldwide Develop Skills, Connect Refugees with
Meaningful Work

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, June 20, 2013

MILWAUKEE, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions, is committed to empowering refugees
across the globe by helping them develop their skills and connecting them with
employment as today marks World Refugee Day, a global event launched to
recognize the plight faced by approximately 42.5 million refugees, internally
displaced and stateless people.

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"Men, women and children who are forced to flee their homes are among the most
vulnerable people in the world. Once they find safety, refugees face another
challenge — starting a new life," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup
Chairman and CEO. "Work is a critical component of the successful integration
of refugees into their new surroundings, and ManpowerGroup provides people
from all walks of life with the skills and connections to employment
opportunities that help them earn sustainable livelihoods."

ManpowerGroup is involved in programs around the world to foster self-reliance
among refugees and help them find meaningful work. For example, with help from
ManpowerGroup and its company Manpower Telge Jobbstart (MTJ), more than 700
Iraqi refugees have found work in Sweden. The effort initially began in the
town of  Sodertalje, where participants spent 18 months studying Swedish
culture and received assistance to find work. More than 60 percent eventually
moved from welfare to work.

The program is now expanding to other towns and will integrate ManpowerGroup
training aimed at helping the long-term unemployed. In addition, MTJ serves as
an "introduction guide" to refugees in Stockholm, placing more than 58 percent
of those served in jobs. MTJ helps build a network of contacts for new
immigrants, bridging language and cultural differences between job seekers and
potential employers.

In the Netherlands, a program will begin in September that will match refugees
between the ages of 15 and 18 with study and future career opportunities in
the country. The partnership with the Dutch Refugee Council
(VluchtelingenWerk) will include workshops, internships, and company and
school visits.

Since 2007, ManpowerGroup Argentina's "Without Borders" program has provided
training and guidance to hundreds of refugees from Senegal, the Ivory Coast,
and Colombia. In tandem with local United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) partners, Migrants and Refugees in Argentina and the
Argentinian Catholic Commission for Migrants, the program hosts workshops on
job training and the local labor market. It also offers seminars to improve
refugees' employability skills, resumes and interviewing techniques.

More than 550 refugees have participated in the workshops, and, to date, 85
have found work in positions ranging from hospitality and IT, to sales and
call center representatives.

Abdul Mutalib has successfully rebuilt his life in Darwin, Australia, after a
harrowing experience as a former refugee from Myanmar. For more than a decade,
he suffered beatings and imprisonment as he fled to Malaysia, Indonesia and,
eventually, Australia. Shortly after arriving in 2011, he began working with
the local Manpower branch which found him a part-time position with a dairy
manufacturing company. The position became permanent and Abdul now looks
forward to building a home, buying a car, and having his wife join him in
Australia.

First marked in 2001, World Refugee Day is held annually by the UNHCR to
recognize the plight of refugees. Tens of thousands of people take time to
acknowledge the contributions of forcibly displaced people in more than 100
countries throughout the world.

About ManpowerGroup
ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) is the world leader in innovative workforce
solutions that ensure the talent sustainability of the world's workforce for
the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves.
Specializing in solutions that help organizations achieve business agility and
workforce flexibility, ManpowerGroup leverages its 65 years of world of work
expertise to create the work models, design the people practices and access
the talent sources its clients need for the future. From staffing,
recruitment, workforce consulting, outsourcing and career management to
assessment, training and development, ManpowerGroup delivers the talent to
drive the innovation and productivity of organizations in a world where
talentism is the dominant economic system. Every day, ManpowerGroup connects
more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability
through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and
territories. ManpowerGroup's suite of solutions is offered through
ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®.
ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the
third consecutive year in 2013, confirming our position as the most trusted
brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work
humanly possible at www.manpowergroup.com. Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and
CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter: Twitter.com/manpowergroupjj

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