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Disaster Recovery

Every year, the world is affected by tremendous natural disasters, ranging from the 2004 Asian tsunami to hurricanes, floods and earthquakes that rock the foundation of many people's lives. Beyond the loss of life and property, these disasters also cause the destruction of many jobs and careers. In many cases, the primary wage earner may have been lost, or their former place of employment no longer exists. A job is never so important as when you have lost everything and need to start over.

ManpowerGroup's philosophy for investing in our communities has always been focused on the long-term view. Rather than just donating money like so many other companies, we have determined that the best way we can help when disaster strikes is to create a path to sustainable employment that will enable survivors to feed their families and begin building a better tomorrow. Our disaster recovery initiatives include providing short-term jobs for individuals when their place of employment is damaged or destroyed so they can continue to support their families and replace essential goods such as clothing. In the most dire situations, we also help survivors to develop new career paths through skills assessment and training when it is no longer feasible for them to return to their former line of work.

India Vocational Training Centers

In response to the December 2004 Asian tsunami, ManpowerGroup, together with the HOPE Foundation, established two Vocational Training Centers in Tamil Nadu, India to help rebuild the lives of those most affected by the disaster.  Learn more »

China Earthquake Recovery

The magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck on May 12, 2008 in Wenchuan County (Sichuan Province), was the most devastating earthquake in the history of the People's Republic of China. Over 30,000 aftershocks made rescue efforts extremely difficult.   Learn more »

In Times of Natural Disaster

Following an active hurricane season in Florida in 2004, Manpower was appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor as the National Emergency Grant (NEG) Partner of Choice and Employer of Record.  Learn more »

Working Your Way Back Home

As an established national business partner with the U.S. Department of Labor, Manpower and the local public workforce system have a history of working together toward the common goal of putting people to work.  Learn more »