Manpower Inc. Promotes Bertrand Denis to Managing Director of Manpower France -- The Company's Largest Market

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Manpower Inc.

    MILWAUKEE, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE:   MAN) today
 announced the promotion of Bertrand Denis, 59, to the position of managing
 director of Manpower France and its nine subsidiary operations, reporting
 directly to Jeffrey A. Joerres, president and CEO of Manpower Inc.
     Denis replaces Michael Grunelius, who is retiring from his executive
 duties.  He will assume a new role as non-executive chairman of Manpower
 France.
     Denis began his career at Manpower France in 1971 as marketing manager and
 has been promoted many times to his most recent role as deputy general
 director, where he worked directly with Grunelius in overall management of
 Manpower France and its subsidiaries.
     "With 30 years of experience in a variety of important roles at Manpower
 France, Bertrand Denis was an easy choice to follow in the footsteps of
 Michael Grunelius.  I feel very confident that his leadership will be a
 tremendous asset to our French operations, and to our global management team,"
 said Joerres.
     Denis holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Institut
 d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, as well as a Ph.D. in Public Law and Political
 Sociology.
     Grunelius established Manpower France in 1957 and has grown the operations
 to become Manpower's largest market, with sales of $3.9 billion in 2000 and a
 network of 927 offices.  Since 1960, Grunelius has actively participated in
 the temporary help employers' federation to promote flexible employment in
 France. He has also been actively involved with governmental entities and
 trade unions to organize and normalize the industry.  In 1996, Grunelius
 received the Legion d'Honneur award.
     "We have been very fortunate to benefit from the leadership of Michael
 Grunelius for 44 years," said Joerres.  "The success of Manpower France can be
 attributed to his entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to the business and
 knowledge of the industry.  Over the past four decades, his leadership has
 made it possible for millions of people in France to find jobs."
     Manpower Inc. is a world leader in the staffing industry, providing
 workforce management services and solutions to customers through 3,700 offices
 in 59 countries.  The firm annually provides employment to more than
 2.7 million people worldwide and is an industry leader in employee assessment
 and training. Manpower also offers organizational performance consulting
 services worldwide through its independent operating division, The Empower
 Group.  More information on Manpower Inc. can be found at the company's
 website, http://www.manpower.com .  More information can also be found about
 The Empower Group at its website, http://www.empowergrp.com
 
 

SOURCE Manpower Inc.
    MILWAUKEE, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE:   MAN) today
 announced the promotion of Bertrand Denis, 59, to the position of managing
 director of Manpower France and its nine subsidiary operations, reporting
 directly to Jeffrey A. Joerres, president and CEO of Manpower Inc.
     Denis replaces Michael Grunelius, who is retiring from his executive
 duties.  He will assume a new role as non-executive chairman of Manpower
 France.
     Denis began his career at Manpower France in 1971 as marketing manager and
 has been promoted many times to his most recent role as deputy general
 director, where he worked directly with Grunelius in overall management of
 Manpower France and its subsidiaries.
     "With 30 years of experience in a variety of important roles at Manpower
 France, Bertrand Denis was an easy choice to follow in the footsteps of
 Michael Grunelius.  I feel very confident that his leadership will be a
 tremendous asset to our French operations, and to our global management team,"
 said Joerres.
     Denis holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Institut
 d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, as well as a Ph.D. in Public Law and Political
 Sociology.
     Grunelius established Manpower France in 1957 and has grown the operations
 to become Manpower's largest market, with sales of $3.9 billion in 2000 and a
 network of 927 offices.  Since 1960, Grunelius has actively participated in
 the temporary help employers' federation to promote flexible employment in
 France. He has also been actively involved with governmental entities and
 trade unions to organize and normalize the industry.  In 1996, Grunelius
 received the Legion d'Honneur award.
     "We have been very fortunate to benefit from the leadership of Michael
 Grunelius for 44 years," said Joerres.  "The success of Manpower France can be
 attributed to his entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to the business and
 knowledge of the industry.  Over the past four decades, his leadership has
 made it possible for millions of people in France to find jobs."
     Manpower Inc. is a world leader in the staffing industry, providing
 workforce management services and solutions to customers through 3,700 offices
 in 59 countries.  The firm annually provides employment to more than
 2.7 million people worldwide and is an industry leader in employee assessment
 and training. Manpower also offers organizational performance consulting
 services worldwide through its independent operating division, The Empower
 Group.  More information on Manpower Inc. can be found at the company's
 website, http://www.manpower.com .  More information can also be found about
 The Empower Group at its website, http://www.empowergrp.com
 
 SOURCE  Manpower Inc.