Manpower, Silatech join hands to create jobs
Dubai, February 9, 2009
Manpower has announced that it is partnering with Silatech to bring job creation, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to young people in 22 countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Under a memorandum of understanding signed in Davos recently, the two companies have established a one-year framework to exchange experience and practices.
“This joint venture is the first of its kind, representing a tremendous opportunity for Manpower,” said David Arkless, Manpower’s president of corporate and government affairs. “The youth population bulge in the Middle East and North Africa presents an immediate employment challenge and the need for long-term, sustainable economic development in the region. The combination of Manpower and Silatech, with the support of the highest levels of government, will accelerate the ability to develop effective solutions.”
Manpower will leverage its global expertise to help Silatech deliver demand-driven and market-oriented skills training and job-placement services to young people across the region, he said.
“This innovative agreement leverages Manpower’s 60 years of global labor market expertise to connect young people to meaningful, decent and sustainable work,” said Rick Little, CEO of Silatech. “Working together, Manpower and Silatech, along with other partners across the Middle East and North Africa, can help to unlock the region’s economic potential and provide lasting opportunity for the next generation.” – TradeArabia News Service