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Employers in Region Must Invest in People to Get Ahead in an Increasingly Competitive Global Labor Market

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), world leader in innovative workforce solutions, warns that businesses in Asia will need to increase their talent attraction and retention efforts in the face of a fiercely competitive labor market as economic growth in the region accelerates, in an environment where access to talent is now the key competitive differentiator.

NOTE TO EDITORS: In 2010, Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) published a Fresh Perspectives paper titled "Winning in China, Building Talent Competitiveness," advising Chinese and foreign companies how to gain an advantage in the escalating war for talents. Manpower China surveyed Chinese employees to discover their job motivations and employer preferences, as well as to find out what measures companies are taking to enhance their talent competitiveness. Manpower China polled 1,041 job seekers via telephone interviews, questionnaires and online surveys. Human resource professionals were also surveyed from 1,143 organizations.

CONTACT: Mark Jelfs, +1-414-906-6675, mark.jelfs@manpower.com, or Britt Zarling, +1-414-906-7272, Britt.zarling@manpower.com, both of Manpower Inc.

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