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Rio Tinto Selects Manpower Inc. to Provide World-Leading Workforce Solutions in Permanent Recruitment Globally

Two-year Agreement will see Manpower Helping Mining Giant Achieve its Global Business Goals

PR Newswire
Nov 30, 2010

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc., (NYSE: MAN) a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, announced that it has signed a two-year contract to deliver effective, efficient and consistent global permanent recruitment services to help Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest international mining and mineral resources companies, achieve its growth goals.


Manpower will be one of only two exclusive providers of permanent talent to Rio Tinto, recruiting approximately 11,000 permanent employees every year, and building on Manpower's existing partnership with Rio Tinto in Australia. Manpower will secure in-demand talent for Rio Tinto's established and emerging businesses, in skills sets ranging from management to machine operators.

"With a highly mobile, global workforce, a coordinated, cross-border recruitment solution is integral to Rio Tinto's success," said Darryl Green, Manpower Inc. President of Asia-Pacific and Middle East. "Manpower's unrivaled global footprint, knowledge of emerging markets and understanding of Rio Tinto's business makes us uniquely qualified to deliver the right skills, in the right place at the right time so they can focus on executing their business strategy. Our ability to respond to fluctuating demands for labor across Rio Tinto's multiple global projects, allows us to deliver customized solutions to keep them ahead of their competition."    

Rio Tinto's decision to select Manpower for its permanent recruitment needs was due to Manpower's ability to provide a scalable solution, as well as a natural alignment between the companies' core culture and values. Under the expanded agreement, which has already commenced, Manpower will provide services to Rio Tinto in locations including Australia, Canada, France, South Africa, U.S., South America, UK, India and the Middle East.

"Through our partnership, we gained a sensitive understanding of Rio Tinto and their needs, introduced the right people and demonstrated how our depth and breadth of services adds value to Rio Tinto across the globe," said Lincoln Crawley, Managing Director, Manpower Australia & New Zealand. "We are delivering a best-in-class experience for candidates, hiring managers and recruitment specialists, backed up by robust recruitment metrics and reports. Ultimately, this means reduced time to hire and increased quality of hire for Rio Tinto."

Rio Tinto's aim is to build the best relationships at a local level, and the agreement stems from the original partnership with Manpower Australia, where Rio Tinto is Manpower's third-largest, and fastest-growing client.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is one of the world's leading mining and exploration companies, operating in 40 countries across six continents. Rio Tinto find, mine and process the earth's mineral resources - metals and minerals essential for making thousands of everyday products that meet society's needs and contribute to improved living standards.

Rio Tinto's activities span the world with production from every continent and products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals and iron ore.

About Manpower Inc.

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in innovative workforce solutions; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. With over 60 years' experience, Manpower 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; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower's worldwide network of nearly 4,000 offices in 82 countries and territories is the largest in the industry and 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. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at

SOURCE Manpower Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Jelfs, +1-414-906-6675,, or Britt Zarling, +1-414-906-7272,, both of Manpower Inc.; or Belinda Thomson, +61. 2 9237 2800,, for Manpower Inc.

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