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ManpowerGroup acquires Ciber Netherlands

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc. to acquire its Dutch business.


With this transaction ManpowerGroup says it further strengthens its IT capabilities in the Netherlands, complementing the organic growth of the Experis brand, their professional resourcing and project-based workforce solutions part of the company. Ciber Netherlands has been operational for over ten years and their 400 employees will transition over to ManpowerGroup when the transaction is expected to close in mid-June following receipt of regulatory approvals.


Jilko Andringa, president ManpowerGroup Northern Europe, said, "We're pleased to be announcing this acquisition that will further accelerate our strategy of shifting our business mix towards higher value and professional services in the Netherlands.


"Rapid technological advances mean the best IT professionals are more in-demand than ever. This move allows us to broaden our offerings and bring even more IT talent to our clients so they can achieve their business objectives in this rapidly changing competitive environment."


Ciber president and chief executive officer, Michael Boustridge, commented, "Ciber's strategy is to focus on our core businesses to accelerate growth, drive sustained profitability, and increase the value of the company for our stockholders.


"With ManpowerGroup, we found a highly-respected market expert that shares Ciber's commitment to quality and service and will facilitate a smooth transition for our customers. We want to express our appreciation to Ciber's Netherlands based employees for their valued contributions to the company and dedication to our customers."


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