Manpower: Named 2009 Alcon Supplier of Excellence

Manpower Recognized for Creating Streamlined Contingent Workforce Program that Controls Spend, Reduces Costs

MILWAUKEE, WIS. – Manpower announced it has received Alcon’s 2009 Supplier Excellence Award for strategic partnership in talent management. Among 25,000 eligible suppliers, Manpower was one of only five to receive the award and the only employment services company honored. The company supports Alcon with high quality talent and workforce management strategies through Manpower and Manpower Professional. Alcon is the leading eye care company worldwide and has made it a mission to preserve, restore and enhance eyesight for more than 65 years.

“During 10 years of working with Alcon, we have honed our ability to place talent at all levels of the organization,” said Bill Floyd, vice president and general manager of Manpower’s southwest region. “This has yielded a deep understanding of our client’s business and the strategic approach they take toward workforce management. It is a clear example of our commitment to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients.”

As the strategic partner for contingent labor, Manpower and Manpower Professional place talent at nearly every major Alcon location in positions that include light industrial, clerical, technical, IT and engineering. Among the associates the company places, approximately 30 percent are hired permanently by Alcon, a testament to the fit and quality of the candidates Manpower and Manpower Professional select for their clients.

“The relationship we’ve developed combined with Manpower’s experience, global reach, and local service delivery model have allowed us to implement innovative concepts that streamline processes and reduce costs,” said Sheldon Schur, vice president and general manager of Manpower Professional. “It’s the gold standard of partnerships.”

Speaking about the award, Alcon’s director of global purchasing, Roy Anderson shared, “Manpower’s strategic mindset, broad portfolio of services, proactive approach and commitment to our business, along with its customer-focused attitude, makes them a great partner. In recognition of their commitment to success, hard work and value creation, we proudly recognize Manpower as one of Alcon’s 2009 Suppliers of Excellence.”

Manpower remains committed to delivering exemplary service to Alcon, serving as a strategic advisor to help them grow and meet their strategic objectives.

About Manpower

Manpower Inc. is a world leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. In the United States, Manpower is more than its core of industrial, contact center and administrative recruiting, assessment and selection. Under the Manpower Professional brand, the company provides innovative project solutions and places temporary and permanent talent in areas such as information technology, scientific, engineering and finance verticals. Manpower leverages its expertise in staffing and consulting for the U.S. federal government through Manpower Public Sector, and provides clients with managed service programs, business and recruitment process outsourcing offerings, and other integrated solutions through Manpower Business Solutions. More information on Manpower is available at .

About Alcon

Alcon, Inc. is the world’s leading eye care company, with sales of approximately $6.3 billion in 2008. Alcon, which has been dedicated to the ophthalmic industry for 65 years, researches, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment and devices, contacts lens solutions and other vision care products that treat diseases, disorders and other conditions of the eye. Alcon operates in 75 countries and sells products in 180 markets. For more information on Alcon, Inc., visit the company’s web site at