MILWAUKEE, May 20, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Today Manpower and the U.S. Department of Labor will celebrate the one-year anniversary of a national business partnership formed to create joint employment and training strategies for unemployed and underemployed workers.
In recognition of the milestone, Jeffrey A. Joerres, Chairman and CEO of Manpower Inc., and Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training, will convene members from both organizations at Manpower headquarters to honor successes and share best practices. The meeting will also serve as a forum to further refine and advance the first- ever partnership effort between the two leaders in workforce development.
"In the last year, hundreds of Manpower offices formed working relationships with local One-Stop Career Centers," said Joerres. "Our combined resources have improved and expanded training and employment opportunities available to One-Stop clients in communities across the country. Each of these local partnerships address the unique needs of a community and drive the overall success of the partnership."
The partnership between Manpower and the U.S. Department of Labor enhances employment prospects for unemployed and underemployed individuals with powerful training and job-placement services. In addition, the two maintain strong ties with employers to understand current and future workforce trends that impact training strategies.
"This partnership should serve as a model for future collaboration between the private sector and the public workforce system," said DeRocco. "In the challenging 21st century economy, we will need the power of the private and public sectors working together to provide employment and training solutions that prepare workers for good jobs with career pathways and meet the demands of business for a skilled workforce."
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry, offering customers a continuum of services to meet their needs throughout the employment and business cycle. The company specializes in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment; training; career transition and organizational consulting services. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,300 offices in 67 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 customers 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, enabling customers to concentrate on their core business activities. In addition to the Manpower brand, the company operates under the brand names of Right Management Consultants, Jefferson Wells, Elan and Brook Street. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at www.manpower.com .
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