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ASA Inducts Former ManpowerGroup Executive Jeffrey Joerres Into Leadership Hall of Fame


The American Staffing Association today announced that former, long-term ManpowerGroup executive Jeffrey Joerres is the newest inductee into its Leadership Hall of Fame—created in 1985 to recognize outstanding contribution and dedicated service to ASA and the staffing and recruiting industry. Joerres was celebrated at Staffing World®, the association’s annual convention and expo, a virtual event in 2020, Oct. 19‒22.

Under Joerres’s leadership, ManpowerGroup experienced rapid growth, expanding the footprint of the organization to 3,100 offices across more than 75 countries with revenues in excess of $20 billion. He retired in December 2015 after serving as chairman and chief executive officer for 15 years. He joined the organization in 1993, and also held other key leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations.

“I am delighted to welcome Jeff Joerres as this year’s inductee to the ASA Leadership Hall of Fame,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “Jeff is a visionary and inspiring thought leader who contributed to the advancement of ASA and the entire staffing industry. Over the years, he effectively led efforts to promote and advance industry interests in global staffing markets—large, small, and emerging. Jeff’s passionate commitment to equity, integrity, innovation, and professionalism have benefited the entire staffing industry, the clients it serves, and the millions of people it places and employs every day.”

During Joerres’s tenure, ManpowerGroup was named a “Most Admired Company” by Fortune magazine for 14 years. The company is widely recognized for its strong commitment to purpose and ethics and named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for more than 10 consecutive years, a legacy that continues today.

Joerres serves on the boards of Western Union, Artisan Partners Asset Management, ConocoPhillips, and Kohler Co. Additionally, he is on the board of the Green Bay Packers, Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee, and is a minority owner in the Milwaukee Bucks NBA basketball team. Joerres is former director and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and served as co-chairman for the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Europe and India.

He is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award and was named Chevalier [knight] of the Légion d’Honneur—one of the highest French honors for military and civil merits

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