Building STRONGER GENERATIONS for at-risk women

Global Leader in Workforce Solutions Manpower Inc. and Second Chance Employment Services Form Partnership to Help Survivors of Trafficking and Abuse Find Meaningful Work

January 11, 2011

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) to help women who are survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse to find sustainable work and rebuild their lives.

"Today, more than 2.4 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking, many destined for sex industry, and 98 percent of sex trafficking victims are women and girls," said David Arkless, Manpower Inc. President of Corporate and Government Affairs. "There is an urgent need to fight this crime on multiple fronts, and one of the most important things we can do is to empower survivors and at-risk persons, and give them real options for sustainable employment. Second Chance Employment Services has an extraordinary record of helping battered, trafficked, and at-risk women overcome barriers to employment and live successful lives."

Under a Memorandum of Understanding, signed 12 December, Manpower Inc. and SCES will create local collaborations, beginning at pilot locations in the U.S. and potentially expanding to any of the 82 countries and territories where Manpower operates. The two entities will work together to identify sustainable employment opportunities for at-risk women and survivors of trafficking and domestic abuse, to prepare them for re-entry into the workforce, and to help them find and hold sustainable jobs.

"Our partnership with Manpower, with their industry-leading service offerings, employer contacts, and geographic scope, offers a unique opportunity for us to replicate and scale our services," said Dr. Ludy Green, President and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services.

"Together we will bring hope and sustainable employment to thousands of additional women and build a robust geographic network for survivors of abuse anywhere it occurs." Together, Manpower and SCES will also work to raise awareness among potential employers and communities at large about the existence and the extent of the problem of human trafficking, as well as the potential economic contribution that survivors can make to their businesses.

About Second Chance Employment Services

Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) is a nonprofit organization of human-resources professionals who have placed hundreds of women in meaningful employment positions free of charge. Its mission is to promote financial security for at-risk women and their dependents through comprehensive employment placement services. Its beneficiaries are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking victims. SCES is the only employment placement service for domestic violence and human trafficking victims in the U.S.

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 62 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 world's largest in the industry and enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium-sized 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 about Manpower Inc. is available at www.manpower.com.

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