Experis Teams Up with Briggs & Stratton Corporation for Inaugural Mission Mashup Competition in Milwaukee

Problem-solving competition incorporates gaming technology to award college students with internships, cash prizes

Feb 14, 2013, 08:00 ET from Experis

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experis, the global leader in professional resourcing and project-based solutions, is hosting the first-ever Experis Mission Mashup, a hackathon-type event for local college students. The daylong session will ask participants to collaborate to solve real-world company "missions" that will be judged using online gaming technology. Internships and cash prizes will be awarded to top teams. The event will take place on Sat., Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at ManpowerGroup World Headquarters, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee. Event sponsors include Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), RadMatter™, the Talent Dividend and MiKE.

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"At Experis, we are committed to connecting with talented people who might be a fit for a client or for our own team," said Steve Feest, recruiting director for Experis in Milwaukee. "When it comes to the next generation of workers, we know that recruiting through the traditional career fair model doesn't work. Rather than just listing skills on a resume, the Mission Mashup approach is an entertaining and fun way for Generation Y to showcase their problem-solving and collaborative abilities."

During the daylong session, Mission Mashup participants will collaborate in teams of three students comprised of individuals with a background in marketing, digital media and IT respectively. Students will work in the RadMatter™ social talent development platform to showcase their results. All participants will have the opportunity to network with local company representatives and jump-start the job search process. In addition, local professionals will offer feedback on the teams' concepts and vote to select the winners. Prizes will be handed out throughout the day including cash awards and internships with sponsor Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

"We are proud to be a part of the inaugural Experis Mission Mashup," said Todd Teske, Chairman, President & CEO, Briggs & Stratton Corporation. "Innovation is critical to evolving our business, from engine design to operational efficiency, and we are continually looking for fresh ideas and talented individuals. We are pleased to team up with Experis for this unique opportunity to connect with the next generation of creative thinkers and our future workforce."

For more information or to register for the Experis Mission Mashup, visit missionmashup.com.

About Experis

Experis™ is the global leader in professional resourcing and project-based solutions. Experis accelerates organizations' growth by intensely attracting, assessing and placing specialized expertise in IT, Finance and Engineering to precisely deliver in-demand talent for mission-critical positions and projects, enhancing the competitiveness of the organizations and people we serve. Experis is part of the ManpowerGroup family of companies, which also includes Manpower, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Right Management. To learn more, visit www.experis.us.

About Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment.  Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. More information can be found at www.basco.com or www.briggsandstratton.com.

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