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Shaping WEF Agenda for 10 Years with Breakthrough World of Work Thought Leadership

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and World Economic Forum (WEF) strategic partner, will lead discussions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos, Switzerland later this month advising business leaders how they can successfully address the evolving macroeconomic forces that are putting pressure on the world of work in the Human Age.

This marks the 10th year of ManpowerGroup's strategic partnership with WEF. At the 2011 Annual Meeting, ManpowerGroup first announced that the world had entered the Human Age, where human potential is the major agent of economic growth. Last year, ManpowerGroup revealed that Human Age forces had strengthened, becoming more intertwined and difficult to separate — like a Gordian Knot.

"One year on, the Gordian Knot has tightened. The full weight of the trends ManpowerGroup identified previously are felt by labor markets, employers, economies and employees," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "What keeps a company relevant in today's unpredictable environment, and is essential to their success and sustainability, is the ability to remain agile and flexible in the face of constant economic shifts." Tweet: @ManpowerGroupJJ: To remain relevant in today's uncertain economic environment, companies must be agile and flexible.

Joerres will lead WEF Davos session titled "Solving the Employment Equation", discussing ways to reduce structural unemployment, improving employment globally and creating environments that promote entrepreneurship. He will be joined at Davos by Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup President; Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent; and Hans Leentjes, President of Northern Europe.

About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) is the world leader in innovative workforce solutions that ensure the talent sustainability of the world's workforce for the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves. Specializing in solutions that help organizations achieve business agility and workforce flexibility, ManpowerGroup leverages its 65 years of world of work expertise to create the work models, design the people practices and access the talent sources its clients need for the future. From staffing, recruitment, workforce consulting, outsourcing and career management to assessment, training and development, ManpowerGroup delivers the talent to drive the innovation and productivity of organizations in a world where talentism is the dominant economic system. Every day, ManpowerGroup connects more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and territories. ManpowerGroup's suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®. ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year in 2013, confirming our position as the most trusted brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible at Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter:

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