ManpowerGroup (formerly known as ManPower Inc. ) is an American multinational human resource consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , USA. Manpower provides recruitment and assessment, training and development, career management, outsourcing, and workforce consulting. Founded by Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld in 1948, the company was acquired by Blue Arrow of Britain in 1987, but became independent again in 1991.


In 1948, Manpower was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld. The hotel is located in Milwaukee , 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 launched the Employment Outlook Survey, citation needed ] which covers 39 countries.

In 1976, on Elmer Winter’s retirement, Manpower was sold to The Parker Pen Company . It was independent again in 1986, and a year later was acquired by Blue Arrow of the United Kingdom . It again became independent in 1991.

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

On 30 March 2011, Manpower Inc. changed its name to ManpowerGroup to better reflect its offerings. Under the parent brand, ManpowerGroup ‘s work has become known as ManpowerGroup Solutions, Manpower, Experis and Right Management.

As of 2011, over 3,900 offices ManpowerGroup HAD citation needed ] in 82 countries citation needed ] and an “office” in web based online universe Second Life . In 2010, the company’s total sales equaled US $ 19 billion worldwide citation needed ] . ManpowerGroup’s customer base stands at approximately 400,000 companies. The number of staff directly ManpowerGroup HAS is Estimated at more than 30,000 citation needed ] and the agency employees more than 4.4 million workers Each year. ManpowerGroup is a Fortune 500 company. [2]


ManpowerGroup has several brands including: Manpower, Experis (Professional Resourcing), Right Management (Outplacement and Talent Management), and ManpowerGroup Solutions (RPO, MSP, and Talent Based Outsourcing). Experiment was formed through merger of Elan (acquired in 2000), [3] Jefferson Wells (acquired in 2001), and Manpower Professional. [4]

In 2007, it acquired Clarendon Parker, an employment business based in the Middle East; In April 2011 it acquired WDC, an IT services and staffing company in India.

See also

  • Wisconsin portal
  • Companies portal
  • Professional employ organization
  • Employment agency
  • Recruiter
  • recruitment
  • Temporary work
  • UK agency worker law


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Annual Report 2015, Manpower Inc.” (PDF) . ManpowerGroup.
  2. Jump up^ “Fortune Global 500 2009: The World’s Biggest Companies – Manpower – MAN” . 2009-07-20 . Retrieved 2012-05-31 .
  3. Jump up^ Milton, Tina (2000-01-13). “Manpower to acquire Elan” . Computer Weekly .
  4. Jump up^ “About Us” . Experis . Retrieved 2014-02-22 .

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