updated 3/31/2011 1:46:18 PM ET 2011-03-31T17:46:18

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lumea Staffing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Planet Group, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPG), is a full service employment agency with more than 10 years in the staffing industry. Services include temporary, temp to hire and direct placement staffing as well as other employment services. Our primary objective is to concentrate on helping our customers be more profitable by allowing them to focus on their core business without the burden of managing employees. We currently have 20 offices in 6 different states and have over 380 clients.

Confidence among U.S. employers is spreading geographically, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Survey highlights include:

  • Positive Outlook in Every State: Employers in all 50 states report positive hiring intentions and 33 out of 50 states anticipate considerable increases. Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. employers also report positive hiring intentions.
  • All Industries Looking to Hire: Employers in the 13 industry sectors surveyed each report a positive Outlook, with Mining and Leisure & Hospitality employers the most optimistic. Employers in 10 of the 13 industry sectors expect hiring to increase from three months ago.
  • Six Straight Quarters of Employment Growth: Employers have reported a positive overall hiring Outlook since Quarter 1 2010, according to seasonally adjusted data.
  • Fewer Employers Plan to Decrease Headcounts: Only six percent of employers plan to reduce employee levels in Quarter 2 2011, down from recessionary highs of 14 percent in 2009.

Employers in each of the 13 industry sectors surveyed have a positive Outlook for 2011; Leisure & Hospitality (+21%), Mining (+21%), Professional & Business Services (+15%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+14%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+12%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+11%), Financial Activities (+9%), Information (+9), Transportation & Utilities (+8%), Other Services (+7%), Construction (+6%), Education & Health Services (+6%) and Government (+1%).

Staffing firms such as Robert Half International (RHI), Manpower Inc. (MAN), Lumea (GNPG) and Kelly Services (KELYA) are anticipating strong quarterly reports. Lumea is looking forward to releasing their financial results within the next few days.

SAFE HARBOR: Certain information included herein may contain statements that are forward looking, such as statements relating to plans for future expansion and other business development activities. Such forward-looking information is subject to changes and variations which are not reasonably predictable and which could significantly affect future results.

CONTACT: Gabriel (Gabe) Rodriguez
         E Relations Group, Inc.
         623-255-5750

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