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ManpowerGroup Releases Fourth Corporate Social Responsibility Update

ManpowerGroup Releases Fourth Corporate Social Responsibility Update

"Teaching a Man Not to Fish is Humanly Possible" Shows How Innovative Workforce Solutions Provider is Bringing the Human Age to Life Across the Globe

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has released its fourth Corporate Social Responsibility Update, a global review of the powerful ways the company is unleashing human potential by helping individuals and communities around the world succeed against the odds.

"Teaching a Man Not to Fish is Humanly Possible," the report summarizes how ManpowerGroup is bridging the gap between people and jobs in the most human of ways. The complete update is available for download at:

"Our intrinsic value as an organization is in equipping people with the tools, opportunities and training they need to find work and doing it in the most ethical way," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "We create power that drives organizations forward, power that accelerates individual success and power that builds more sustainable communities."

The volatility and complexity wrought by the Human Age, the world era identified by ManpowerGroup last year, is creating new demands for innovation, productivity and talent. Organizations are increasingly required to leverage their core capabilities to solve social problems in an innovative way to create solutions that are right for the world as well as right for businesses themselves. Highlights from the report include:

ManpowerGroup connecting over 600,000 people to work each day, training over 10 million people and interviewing over 12 million people

Initiating more than 700 ManpowerGroup World of Work programs worldwide, with almost 74,000 participants and nearly 23,000 placements

ManpowerGroup's efforts to tackle the worldwide epidemic of youth unemployment, a problem which threatens to leave an entire generation on the sidelines of work

Ways in which the company helps the long-term unemployed regain their self-confidence and grow their skills so they can get back to work

ManpowerGroup's fight against the horrific crime of human trafficking, the insidious manifestation of modern-day slavery

"By unleashing the human potential of those people whose work opportunities are most limited, we supply innovative solutions to meet the workforce needs of organizations while at the same time enabling those individuals to achieve all that is humanly possible," added Joerres. "The world is anchored in the Human Age, and that means helping men and women all over the world find their voice as the world's only source of inspiration, passion and innovation with a humanistic approach to power businesses, communities and countries for the benefit of all of us."

It has been six years since two Manpower Vocational Training Centers (MVTCs) in Tamil Nadu, India, opened their doors following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. The centers were set up to help members of the local community learn new skills after their livelihoods were destroyed by the disaster. To date, the Centers have trained nearly 8,000 people with 95 percent of students going on to find gainful employment. Additionally, a micro-credit assistance program has helped to launch over 1,500 small businesses.

ManpowerGroup has also teamed up with anti-trafficking organization Sport Against Trafficking to support its Row For Freedom campaign. Five women are currently rowing 3,000 miles on a route previously used as part of the Atlantic slave trade to raise money for charities that support the victims of human trafficking.

ManpowerGroup has received a number of significant accolades for the company's commitment to socially responsible sustainability. ManpowerGroup was the only company in the industry to be named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2011 World's Most Ethical Companies list and has also been recognized as the industry leader by Fortune magazine, who named the company in first place on its 2011 list of the Most Admired Companies in the temporary help sector. Also in 2011, ManpowerGroup was named one of Newsweek's Greenest Big Companies in America, named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and to the FTSE4Good Index Series. In addition, Corporate Responsibility magazine awarded Jeff Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO, its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for significant accomplishments in corporate social responsibility. 


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