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Jonas Prising

Business Services | Staffing
Chairman and CEO
ManpowerGroup | Milwaukee

Jonas Prising has led ManpowerGroup, one of Milwaukee’s largest employers and one of just a handful of Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the city, since 2014. He leads all aspects of the staffing company’s $21 billion business, which spans 75 countries and territories worldwide. Prising is an expert in labor markets and the future of work and frequently speaks on both subjects. He currently serves as global board chairman for JA Worldwide and is actively engaged with the World Economic Forum. He is also a former chair of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and serves on the board of directors of Kohl’s Corp.

Education: MBA, Stockholm School of Economics

What has you most excited for the future: “As a global community we face some big issues – addressing climate change, bridging the skills gap and unleashing dormant potential. I am an optimist and I believe that the combination of human skills, innovation and technology will help us solve these challenges. This is how we will reduce inequality driven by lack of access to opportunity and create a future that is better for the many, not the few.”

Book recommendation: “‘True North’ by Bill George.”

Career advice: “To be a good leader you must be capable, have a bias for action, put others before self and have a strong moral compass.”

What would you change about Wisconsin to make it better: “Wisconsin and Milwaukee, in particular, has a skilled and diverse talent pool that we need to do more to utilize.”

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