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Jeffrey Joerres, CEO of Milwaukee-based Manpower, recently received at the 13th annual La Nuit des Etoiles (Night of the Stars) event the executive of the year award for his significant contributions in fostering commerce and cross-cultural exchange between the U.S. and France.

Jean-David Levitte, the ambassador of France to the U.S., joined the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago to honor the head of Manpower, which is the largest staffing and employment service in the world. Manpower France is the company’s largest operation in both revenue and profit followed by the company’s U.S. operation. Manpower France is currently the fourth-largest American company in France.

Joerres was appointed president and CEO of Manpower in 1999 and chairman of the board in 2001. He joined Manpower in 1993 as vice president of marketing and was responsible for the company’s overall marketing strategy. He then served as senior vice president of European operations and global account management and development.

Prior to joining Manpower, Joerres was vice president of sales and marketing for ARI Network Services, which is a public high-tech electronic data interchange company. He has also held several management positions within IBM. Joerres received his bachelor’s of science from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

In part two of a two-part Q&A, ePrairie international expert Michael Muth spoke with Joerres about multinationals and changing regulations. 31 May, 2005

In part one of a two-part Q&A, ePrairie international expert Michael Muth spoke with Joerres prior to the event about the industry similarities and differences between the U.S. and France. 17 May, 2005

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