GALA Teams with ManpowerGroup to Launch Global Talent Program

        GALA Teams with ManpowerGroup to Launch Global Talent Program

Initiative to Support, Promote Language Competencies in Global Workforce

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Globalization and Localization
Association (GALA), with the support of ManpowerGroup, the world leader in
innovative workforce solutions, is launching the Global Talent Program (GTP).
The program will highlight the critical need for foreign language skills in
the global workforce and will work with the professional language industry and
other sectors to meet the growing demand for multilingual talent worldwide.

A broad and collaborative program, the GTP aims to reinforce multilingual
competencies as a core requirement for today's global workforce, as well as to
build an objective, consensus-driven system for understanding, measuring and
evaluating those skills.

"In today's complex and interconnected world, business is global and talent is
mobile – which means employers need talent with the unique skills to help them
effectively adapt and compete in a global marketplace" said Norman
Newton,Vice President of ManpowerGroup Solutions Language Services.
"Individuals with multilingual capabilities will be increasingly in demand,
which is a big advantage in a tight job market."

As part of the focus on multilingual talent, ManpowerGroup recently
consolidated its global language offerings into ManpowerGroup Solutions
Language Services. Newton added, "Without language skills or other means to
bridge linguistic communication gaps, anyone in the workforce is at a
disadvantage. Language competencies support borderless talent that will thrive
in the 21st-century job market."

Hans Fenstermacher, CEO of GALA, agreed. "The need for a multilingual
employment force is increasingly acute," he said. "Everyone knows that
multilingual skills lead to higher pay in many different fields, but most
people don't realize how essential they are as globalization becomes the norm
for all of us. The time to start training—and grasping the importance of
language—is now."

About GALA

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is the world's largest
language industry trade association.

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.
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. For more information on
ManpowerGroup Solutions Language Services visit

SOURCE Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

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