BEIJING, July 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, announced today that David Arkless, Manpower Inc. President of Corporate and Government Affairs, has been appointed Vice-President of the China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC). The CICPMC is the largest and most prominent institution in China specifically engaged in promoting and serving the businesses of multinational corporations with investment in China and safeguarding the legitimate rights of multinational corporations. The CICPMC has also been influential in enhancing investment by Chinese corporations overseas.
"The growing impact of China on labor markets around the world is already evident and set to increase. Along with this development, leading human resources solutions are important for both Chinese companies and international companies operating in China," said Arkless. "I am honored by the opportunity to serve as Vice-President of the Council and by bringing Manpower's unique perspective and expertise, I look forward to positively contributing to the work of the CICPMC."
China's rapid economic growth means the world's most populous nation has a pivotal role as the global economy continues to bounce back from the economic crisis. The CICPMC aims to promote foreign trade, investment and the use of foreign technologies which will enable the development of economic and trade relations between China and other countries and regions around the world.
"Engaging Manpower, a leading expert in predicting international labor market trends, will further help the CICPMC to meet the important needs of international business interaction," said Wang Maolin, President of the CICPMC. "We are delighted to welcome David as a Vice-President of our organization as we look to bolster economic ties between China and the rest of the world."
About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in innovative workforce solutions; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. With over 60 years' experience, Manpower offers employers a range of solutions and services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,000 offices in 82 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at www.manpower.com.
About China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations
The China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC), a non-governmental organization approved by the State Council, registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs and directly supervised by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, is specially engaged in the work of multinational corporations in China. It is well known all over the world for successfully organizing the World Economic Development Declaration Conference and issuing the globally unique World Economic Development Declaration. In July, 2006, it was granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Founded on January 1, 1993, CICPMC, conforming to the basic national policy of 'Reform and Opening-Up', with tenets of promoting the growth and development of multinational enterprises, facilitating the exchange and corporation between Chinese and foreign corporations, relying on the support of the government, taking multinational corporations as the mainstay and offering services as its mission, has conducted a lot of fruitful work over more than ten years in enhancing the cooperation and exchange between Chinese and foreign multinational corporations as well as promoting the growth and development of Chinese multinational corporations, and provided solutions to individual difficulties of many enterprises in their development.
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