Manpower Inc.

Manpower Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSEMAN
Industry Human Resources
Founded 1948
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Revenue increase US$18.866 billion (2010)
Employees 30,000 (2010)

ManpowerGroup (NYSEMAN) is a workforce solutions and services provider company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. It was established by Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld in 1948. It was acquired by Blue Arrow of Britain in 1987, but became independent again in 1991.

The directors include Jeffrey A. Joerres (Chairman, CEO & President), Marc Bolland (Marks and Spencer and Edward J. Zore (Northwestern Mutual).[citation needed]



In 1948, Manpower is founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA by attorneys Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld. The first offices were located in Milwaukee and Chicago, Illinois.

In 1954, Manpower continued expanding in the United States by offering franchise business opportunities in addition to company owned branch offices.

In 1956, The company became an international company:

•1956, offices in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.

•1956, offices in the UK

•1957, offices opened in France

•1963, opened in South America

•1964, presence in Asia

In 1962, Manpower launches the Employment Outlook Survey, now recognized as the world's most extensive labor forecast.[citation needed] The survey now covers 39 countries.

In 1976, upon Elmer Winter's retirement, Manpower was sold to The Parker Pen Company and emerged independent again in 1986. A year later it was acquired by Blue Arrow of The United Kingdom and again became independent in 1991.

Elmer Winter died on October 22, 2009 at the age of 97.

On 30 March, 2011, Manpower Inc. announced it had changed its name to become known as ManpowerGroup, in order to better reflect its full suite of offerings in the new post-session reality - an era ManpowerGroup has termed "The Human Age". Under the parent brand, ManpowerGroup's working brands also changed to become known as ManpowerGroup Solutions, Manpower, Experis and Right Management. ManpowerGroup also revamped its logos to give a uniform look and a better representation of how its working brands fit together.

As of 2011, ManpowerGroup has over 3,900 offices[citation needed] in 82 countries[citation needed] and also an "office" in web based online universe Second Life. In 2010, ManpowerGroup's total sales equaled US$19 billion worldwide[citation needed]. ManpowerGroup's customer base, which stands at approximately 400,000 companies each year, includes multinational corporations such as IBM, Monsanto Company, ntl[disambiguation needed ] and Danaher subsidiaries. The number of direct staff ManpowerGroup has is estimated at more than 30,000[citation needed] and as an agency employs more than 4.4 million workers each year. ManpowerGroup is a Fortune 500 company[1].


ManpowerGroup has several subsidiaries including Elan Group Ltd, Jefferson Wells, Right Management, Manpower Professional and in 2007 acquired Clarendon Parker, an employment business based in the Middle East. in April 2011, it acquired WDC, a leading IT services and staffing company in India.

See also

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External links

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