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ManpowerGroup grows IT offering through French subsidary

This move builds on ManpowerGroup's existing French capabilities where Proservia serves 350 clients and combines expert talent management with proven technology capabilities.  Together with ManpowerGroup Solutions' wider expertise in Germany, Poland, UK, and Sweden, this positions Proservia as a leader within the IT Infrastructure sector providing helpdesk services and desktop support.  The ManpowerGroup Solutions brand has expanded rapidly over the past five years in France, and is an area of strategic focus.  Proservia is a cornerstone in the critical area of IT infrastructure services and support.

Commenting on the acquisition, Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, said: "This is an important step for ManpowerGroup France and ManpowerGroup globally as we further develop our strategic capabilities to help clients succeed in this rapidly changing competitive environment.  Proservia will continue to source and develop the in-demand talent our clients need to seize transient competitive advantage and drive strong business performance.  We look forward to continued growth as we integrate activity and expand capabilities in Europe and beyond."

Welcoming the deal, Stephane Clement, General Manager of Proservia and ManpowerGroup Solutions France commented: "We are delighted to announce this acquisition that positions Proservia in the top three End User Specialists in France and we look forward to growing the brand still further across Europe."

More than 800 employees from Atos' former Desk-side and End User Support Services will join Proservia from 1 March 2015, bringing Proservia's headcount to over 2,400 employees.


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