ManpowerGroup Signs Workforce Development Pledge to Upskill More than 130,000 U.S. Workers

MILWAUKEE -- ManpowerGroup joins leading employers to support the U.S. Administration's pledge to better align government training programs with the demands of industry and help people upskill for a future world of work that is more digital and fast-paced than ever before.

ManpowerGroup supports the Administration's workforce development initiative and pledges to upskill 130,000 workers over the next five years, helping people in the U.S. learn in-demand skills, move up in their careers and achieve more than they imagined. The commitment will be delivered through a suite of offerings including experience, assessment and education as part of ManpowerGroup's MyPath program. MyPath enables people to access meaningful and sustainable jobs in in-demand careers through accelerated learning programs, on-the-job training, certification and experience.

"The U.S. faces a new talent reality: high talent shortages, low unemployment and increasing demand for hard and soft skills," said Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America. "This is good news for American workers, provided they have the skills employers are looking for and are ready to continually learn and upskill to stay relevant and employable. Our MyPath offering does just that, which is why we welcome this approach to prioritizing skills so that American organizations can become builders of talent to create a workforce with the skills companies and individuals need to thrive today and tomorrow."

In 2018, 46% of U.S. employers are struggling to fill vacancies – up from 14% following the Great Recession. At the same time demand for skills is increasing – 91% of employers will either increase or maintain their workforce as a result of automation and digitization in the next 2-3 years. Accelerated reskilling programs with faster, shorter bursts of on-the-job, experiential training are required to equip people with the in-demand skills they need now and in the future.