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ManpowerGroup Recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Day

ManpowerGroup Recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Day

EHTN! And ManpowerGroup Launch New Initiatives For Tracking Human Trafficking in the Business World

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, recently helped launch two End Human Trafficking Now! (EHTN!) initiatives, which are designed to educate businesses on preventing against acts of human trafficking from entering their organizations and supply chains.

GenevaUniversity, in partnership with EHTN! and ManpowerGroup, has staged a competition for students to submit papers on human trafficking and its effects on businesses. Students enrolled in a Swiss university during the academic year 2011-2012 are eligible to enter. Papers may be written by one or more students and should be submitted in either English or French to The competition will run until close of business on 30 June 2012.

Second, the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and EHTN! have developed a Microsoft-sponsored Internet eLearning course for business leaders, managers and employees. It improves understanding of how to both identify where human trafficking might occur and minimize the risk.

"ManpowerGroup's long-standing commitment to this issue involves increasing awareness across the business world of how traffickers can infiltrate an organization's supply chain," said David Arkless, ManpowerGroup President of Corporate and Government Affairs, EHTN! Board President and Ambassador for the UK's Centre for Social Justice and an Advisor on their Anti-Slavery Report. "By collaborating across industry sectors, corporations have made great strides in preventing trafficking from occurring, but the process of identifying where traffickers get an advantage never ends."

ManpowerGroup stands for the right for every individual to work in safety and with dignity. Human trafficking has invaded every world region. At risk, is the growing number of untrained and underemployed youth. To enable safe and productive futures for tomorrow's workforce, ManpowerGroup works to provide job training and career options through a range of global initiatives. Last week at the White House, ManpowerGroup was among roughly 50 organizations and the only company in its industry honored for helping train youth with relevant skills and providing them with jobs. Through partnerships with Microsoft, local Workforce Investment Boards, One-Stop Career Centers and Junior Achievement, ManpowerGroup has advanced the career prospects of countless youth worldwide.

ManpowerGroup is also the lead sponsor for the Row For Freedom crew team enroute to Barbados from the Canary Islands. Five women are raising awareness of human trafficking by rowing 3,000 miles on a former African slavery route. Learn more about the Row For Freedom and ManpowerGroup's fight against human trafficking here.

Human trafficking is the second-largest and fastest-growing illegal industry in the world behind the drugs trade. With an estimated 27 million people (half of them children) being trafficked each year, this is an industry that generates $30 billion annually. Contemporary slavery takes various forms and affects people of all ages, sex and race today and across the world products such as cotton, leather goods, tobacco, rubber and cocoa are still being produced using child labor or forced labor.

ManpowerGroup is dedicated to working with and supporting vulnerable groups in society, such as those who continue to be trapped in modern-day slavery. The company was the first to sign the Athens Ethical Principles, a doctrine that mandates a zero-tolerance policy on working with any entity affiliated with human trafficking.


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