MILWAUKEE, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE :MAN ), world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has been recognized by Chicago, U.S.A.-based refugee agency RefugeeOne as the recipient of the 2011 Many Voices, One Vision Recognition Award for its corporate social responsibility efforts in reaching out to refugees and helping them regain the dignity of work.
"On the spectrum of people who can work, refugees and displaced persons are the most marginalized around the world," said David Arkless, Manpower Inc. President of Corporate and Government Affairs. "This makes the task of local integration even more difficult for refugees, who just want to be able to support themselves and their families. Helping provide the skills and education that refugees need and connecting them to sustainable jobs gives them back their human dignity and allows them to make a positive contribution to their new homelands."
Manpower was selected as the recipient of the award for the support of Manpower Chicago's operation in successfully placing refugees in jobs, as RefugeeOne strives to secure gainful employment for refugees newly-arrived in the Chicago area. RefugeeOne is one of several partnerships Manpower is involved with worldwide to be an effective resource for positive social change.
Seeing an opportunity to respond proactively to accelerating client demand for industrial and factory workers, Manpower helped RefugeeOne prequalify potential job candidates and quickly employed 10 of the refugees with local industrial clients. Additional refugees were subsequently placed in similar positions as the Chicago-area economy continues to rebound.
Manpower has engaged in several partnerships with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and was one of the founding partners in the ninemillion.org campaign, which is focused on providing education to the nine million children who are living long term in refugee camps around the world without access to adequate schooling to provide them with the skills they will need when they are eventually repatriated.
About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE :MAN ), world leader in innovative workforce solutions; creates and delivers solutions and services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. With over 60 years' experience, the $19 billion company offers employers a range of services and solutions for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; development; outplacement; outsourcing and workforce consulting. Manpower's worldwide network of 3,900 offices in 82 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. More information about Manpower Inc. is available at www.manpower.com.
In January 2011, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Manpower Inc. announced the world has entered the Human Age, where talent has replaced capital as the key competitive differentiator. Learn more about this new age at www.manpower.com/humanage
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