ManpowerGroup gains partnership to help Chinese economy grow


ManpowerGroup, a Milwaukee-based provider of innovative workforce solutions, has introduced and is executing an extensive strategy to develop and align China’s manufacturing workforce as the country modernizes its industrial sector and expands operations into new inland hubs.
When combined with the company’s established leadership in China, the strategy solidifies ManpowerGroup’s position as the country’s only provider of a full suite of innovative workforce solutions – ranging from executive search and recruitment process outsourcing, to large volume recruitment and temporary staffing.
"China is facing some of the most significant change and challenges yet seen in 30 years," said Darryl Green, ManpowerGroup president of Asia Pacific and Middle East. "The skill shortages, aging population, high-rising labor demands and increasing labor costs are just a few. With these issues in mind, ManpowerGroup has shaped its business in a way that can help our client address those issues through our solid local service network and expertise."
A new milestone in its 17-year legacy in China, ManpowerGroup was recently awarded a partnership with China’s Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT) that will help develop a talent exchange center, enabling ManpowerGroup’s local partners to create and implement comprehensive workforce solutions that align with China’s manufacturing growth projections and the business strategies of individual manufacturers. Manufacturers continue to be a key driver of China’s economic growth, as an estimated $1.8 trillion in total industrial output is projected for 2011.
ManpowerGroup’s overall China strategy is designed to enable the workforce component of China’s five-year-plan for strengthening its manufacturing sector, including its massive infrastructure buildout and the modernization of equipment used in operations. Today, China faces a shortage of workers trained with the right technical skills, rising labor costs and a significant repositioning of the sector – as more manufacturers move their operations inland from coastal cities and must hire workers in new markets.
"As the western region becomes one of China’s greatest strengths over the next 20 years, we have been consistently expanding our solutions in China to meet its surging demand for skilled workers who can effectively perform in a burgeoning and dramatically transformed sector," said Jeffrey Joerres, ManpowerGroup chairman, chief executive officer and president. "Identifying the right talent with the right technical skills in the right market is among our core strengths. It’s a privilege to be honored with the MIIT partnership."

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