Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) President of Asia Pacific and Middle East Darryl Green will participate in the plenary session on "Investing in Girls, Investing in Development - The Girl Effect" at the World Economic Forum India Economic Summit 2009 from 8 - 10 November. As the session's discussion leader, Green will provide insight and global perspective on talent investment and India's growing role as a player in the global workforce.
"In the past year, India has faced some serious economic challenges, including its worst drought in 37 years and a slowing rate of economic growth," Green said. "Yet the world's most populous nation remains a global success story in terms of job growth. India has been reporting the strongest quarterly hiring expectations globally for the last six quarters and preliminary research shows that strong hiring optimism should continue at least into the first quarter of 2010."
Last month, Indian employers reported the most optimistic forecast among all 35 countries and territories participating in the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey of employer hiring expectations. India's Outlook improved by 6 percentage points quarter-over-quarter, but weakened by 14 percentage points when compared to 4Q 2008.
"Manpower is passionately committed to the dignity of people and the meaningful role of work in their lives. Investing in the wellbeing of young women and preparing them for family-supporting jobs leads to increased self-confidence and pride, as well as an inclusive and sustainable workforce. When we invest in job training or education for a young woman, down the road, she benefits, her children benefit and her community benefits. The vitality of societies and their economies are intimately tied to the health and wellbeing of young women," Green said.
"We recognize that an inclusive workforce creates diversity of thought, perspective, background and experience," said Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres. "Diversity in a workplace sets a pace and tone that energizes any organization. Today, women make up almost 40 percent of Manpower's Executive Management Team and over 40 percent of country managers worldwide are women. Our talented women are a source of immense pride for our company."
Earlier this year, Manpower called for greater recognition of the role of women in the post-crisis labor market at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos with the release of the company's white paper on women as an underleveraged solution in the workforce. To view the full paper, visit http://www.manpower.com/research/research.cfm
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About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable clients to win in the changing world of work. With over 60 years of experience, the $22 billion company offers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower's network of 4,100 offices in 82 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. Manpower focuses on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across the total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. Web site is www.manpower.com.
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