Program to help battered and trafficked women re-enter the workforce
ATLANTA, Sept 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, and Second Chance Employment Services (SCES), a leading nonprofit organization that helps battered and trafficked women re-enter the workforce, today launched a pilot project designed to bridge SCES' successful programs with the extensive network of services, including training resources, that ManpowerGroup's Manpower business provides.
ManpowerGroup is contributing space and facilities at its Duluth, Ga., Manpower office in order to help SCES launch its operations in metro-Atlanta. Manpower and SCES will work together to raise local awareness of human trafficking in the area, and educate employers about the marketplace skills that survivors of abuse and trafficking offer businesses who need qualified talent.
"Building on ManpowerGroup's commitment to unleashing the potential of individuals in today's Human Age, we continue to identify tangible and effective counter-trafficking solutions," said David Arkless, ManpowerGroup, President of Corporate and Government Affairs. "SCES has developed a highly effective program for reintegrating survivors of human trafficking into the workforce, and our Manpower business develops the skills people need to help victims of this appalling crime become productive members of society once again."
Under the ManpowerGroup-SCES partnership, Manpower will contribute space and facilities at select branch offices to help SCES replicate its program in additional cities. SCES staff will administer its own programs, and Manpower and SCES personnel will share resources to help SCES candidates obtain access to sustainable jobs.
SCES has already conducted significant outreach in the Atlanta business community to develop opportunities for its candidates, and looks forward to an aggressive and successful launch.
"ManpowerGroup's decision to share its Manpower facilities will make a major difference in our ability to expand and replicate our operations," said Dr. Ludy Green, President and Founder of SCES. "It gives us an ability we've never had before to start up new operations in additional cities, and it gives our staff - and our clients - access to Manpower's expertise and resources in the employment area. Together we will build a widening network that offers hope and sustainable employment to survivors of abuse."
"We're proud that Atlanta has been selected to pilot this initiative," said Beth Herman, Regional Director for Manpower in Atlanta. "We've seen some excellent support from business and civic leaders, and I'm looking forward to working with SCES' local team to show what we can do together."
About Second Chance Employment Services
Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) is a nonprofit organization of human-resources professionals who have placed hundreds of women in meaningful employment positions free of charge. Its mission is to promote financial security for women victims of violence and their dependents through comprehensive employment placement services. Its beneficiaries are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking victims. SCES is the only employment placement service for domestic violence and human trafficking victims in the U.S. www.scesnet.org
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