October 24, 2016

Meaningful and Sustainable Employment Has the Power to Change the World: ManpowerGroup Launches New Sustainability Plan

- ManpowerGroup's Sustainability Report 2015/2016 lays out a new plan to create meaningful and sustainable employment for millions
- The report coincides with UN Day and highlights commitment to supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals around Education, Equality and Decent Work for Economic Growth

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) today launches its new Sustainability Plan. The plan outlines ManpowerGroup's commitment to creating meaningful, sustainable employment by getting people Ready for Work, helping them stay relevant by Skilling Up and improving diversity in Integrated and Inclusive workplaces.

At ManpowerGroup, we believe meaningful and sustainable employment has the power to change the world.

The report is timely. Changes in the world of work are accelerating at a pace and scale never seen before. Technology continues to disrupt, creating new jobs and radically changing others. The goal today is no longer finding the job for life, but to develop the skills, experience and expertise necessary to be employable for the long term.

As skills needs change rapidly, employability depends not just on what people already know, but on how well they learn, apply, adapt. The report outlines how ManpowerGroup partners with clients, NGOs and governments to nurture learnability — the desire and ability to learn new skills — to help people become and stay employable throughout their career journey.

"In this world of constant change, technological disruption and political uncertainty, we see the much-talked about polarization of the population playing out in front of our eyes," said Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO of ManpowerGroup. "There has never been a more important time for leaders to be responsive and responsible. As businesses we need to play a role in ensuring we are enhancing people's lives and are part of the solution."

"Our new Sustainability Plan is our commitment to doing just that. And we do this not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes business sense.  From Milwaukee to Mumbai, our work each day across the world supports progress on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals around Education, Equality and Decent Work for Economic Growth which are directly related to ManpowerGroup's core business."

As the world's leading innovative workforce solutions company, ManpowerGroup's core expertise is matching the talent businesses need with the skills individuals have. Partnering with more than 400,000 clients, ManpowerGroup provides work and employability programs for more than 3.5 million people every year and employment advice for more than 10 million.

ManpowerGroup's industry-leading position in sustainability is widely recognized; most recently ManpowerGroup was named on the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the ninth consecutive year and is the only company in the industry to be named to both the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies and 2016 Fortune's 2016 World's Most Admired Companies.

Learn more about ManpowerGroup's Sustainability Plan here: www.manpowergroup.com/DoingWellByDoingGood.

About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN) is the world's workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for nearly 70 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands - Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions - we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2016, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the sixth consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible: www.manpowergroup.comhttp://www.manpowergroup.com/

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