The Business JournalDate: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 12:53pm CST
Manpower Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Second Chance Employment Services to assist women who are survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse find sustainable employment.
Under a memorandum of understanding, Milwaukee-based Manpower (NYSE:MAN) and Second Chance Employment Services will create local collaborations, beginning at pilot locations in the United States and potentially expanding to any of the 82 countries and territories where Manpower operates.
The organizations plan to work together to identify long-term employment opportunities for at-risk women and survivors of trafficking and domestic abuse to prepare them for re-entry into the work force and to help them find and hold sustainable jobs.
“More than 2.4 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking, many destined for sex industry, and 98 percent of sex trafficking victims are women and girls,” said David Arkless, resident of corporate and government affairs for Manpower, a global staffing firm. “There is an urgent need to fight this crime on multiple fronts, and one of the most important things we can do is to empower survivors and at-risk persons, and give them real options for sustainable employment.”
Second Chance Employment Services is a nonprofit organization of human-resources professionals who place women in employment positions free of charge. The group has offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City.