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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey of 65,000 Employers Reveals Softer Quarter-Over-Quarter Forecasts in 21 of 39 Countries Indicating Growing Hiring Uncertainty, but Shows Stronger Confidence than One Year Ago in Majority of Locations

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to ManpowerGroup's (NYSE:MAN) fourth quarter Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, employers in India and China expect to slow hiring from three months ago, with notably more employers in the two countries reporting they don't know what lies ahead for hiring in the final three months of the year. Meanwhile, employers in Brazil and Taiwan report the strongest hiring plans globally and say they will continue their robust hiring pace. In contrast, U.S. employers expect to continue their cautious hiring approach through the end of the year. And while Net Employment Outlooks soften from the third quarter in 21 of 39 countries and territories, they do remain in positive territory in 36 and are stronger than they were last year at this time in the majority of countries that ManpowerGroup surveys.

NOTE TO EDITORS:Commentary is based on seasonally adjusted data where available. Full survey results for each of the 41 countries and territories included in this quarter's survey, plus regional and global comparisons, can be found in the ManpowerGroup Press Room at www.manpowergroup.com/meos.  In addition, all tables and graphs from the full report are available to be downloaded for use in publication or broadcast from the ManpowerGroup Web site at: http://www.manpowergroup.com/press/meos.cfm

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