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At Manpower, we have been in the people business for more than 55 years, providing the right job at the right time, every time. As a world leader in the staffing industry, we provide jobs to 2 million people per year in 63 countries worldwide. We’re sure to have one that is right for you.

Unlike typical recruitment firms, we provide jobs with the flexibility to match virtually any lifestyle, whether you want to work full-time or part-time, in a long-term position with career potential or on a short-term assignment to make some extra money. We provide the most complete set of benefits available in the industry.

We offer career development and advancement opportunities that are unparalleled in the staffing services industry. No other employer can offer its employees the opportunity to gain experience working on assignments for the world’s leading companies as well as access to more than 1,800 training programs online, free of charge, through our Global Learning Center. Our comprehensive, free training programs allow you to enhance your skills, earn professional certifications and improve your income potential.

Our proprietary skill-assessment and job-matching tools ensure that you are given job opportunities that match your abilities and interests so you can enjoy a high degree of success and job satisfaction. Whether you want to work in an office or a factory, downtown or in the country, Manpower has an opportunity to fit your lifestyle.

Quick Facts:

1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Established in the International Marketplace
In 1955, Manpower established business in Canada. The first European offices opened in 1956 in the United Kingdom. Manpower France was established in 1957.

Total Sales
US$11.8 billion worldwide in 2002.

Largest Markets
France is Manpower's largest market, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom.

Fortune U.S. and Global Rank
Manpower is ranked 182 in the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. The company is ranked 482 in Fortune's 2002 Global 500 list.

Fortune's Most Admired Companies
Manpower Inc. was named America's Most Admired staffing company in 2003. The company was rated number one in its industry across all eight criteria, including: quality of products and services; innovativeness; quality of management; employee talent; social responsibility; financial soundness; long-term investment value; and use of corporate assets.

Number of Customers
400,000 worldwide, includes 98 of the Fortune 100 U.S. companies and 94% of the Fortune 500. Our customers include 91% of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

Number of Offices
3,900 worldwide in 63 different countries.

Number of Staff Employees
19,600 worldwide in 2002.

Number of Temporary Workers
1.6 million worldwide in 2002.

Stock Market Listing
Manpower is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: MAN.

To be the best worldwide provider of higher-value staffing services and the center for quality employment opportunities.


Our global vision, strategies and values are the framework for direction and priorities in making decisions, developing opportunities and building relationships in our multi-cultural organization. Our values are the guiding principles, which inspire and support us in our daily work to achieve the best solutions for our people and our customers.

We care about people and the role of work in their lives.
  • We respect all of our people as individuals, enabling and trusting them to meet the needs of colleagues, customers and the community.
  • We are committed to delivering professional service according to our high quality and ethical standards.
  • We recognize everyone’s contribution to our success.
  • We help people develop their careers through planning, work experience, coaching and training.

We learn and grow by sharing knowledge and resources.
  • We actively listen to our people and customers and act upon this information to improve our relationships and services.
  • We pursue the adoption of the best practices worldwide.
  • We share one global identity and act as one company while recognizing the diversity of national cultures and working environments.
  • We reward team behavior.

We dare to innovate and be pioneers.
  • We thrive on our entrepreneurial spirit and speed of response.
  • We take risks, knowing that we will not always succeed.
  • We are willing to challenge each other and not accept the status quo.
  • We lead by example.
As a value-based organization, Manpower understands the role diversity plays in the success of our company. Working with minority suppliers, embracing the diverse backgrounds of our employees and reaching out to our community are not just the right things to do; they are also parts of an essential business strategy. In order to realize our vision of being the best worldwide provider of higher-value staffing services and the center for quality employment opportunities, we must embrace diversity - in our workforce, in our strategic partnerships and in our communities.

Manpower has developed many programs to help strengthen the diversity of our communities worldwide and create opportunities for all people to participate in the workforce. A few examples of our recent programs and partnerships include:

Manpower Unlimited, Belgium
In 2000, Manpower Belgium developed a recruitment and selection service for the disabled, working in partnership with the local disabled community. The service is provided by a mobile team of Manpower employees equipped with a specially adapted vehicle that is used to go out and meet with candidates and companies to generate employment opportunities that match the skills of the disabled individuals. Candidates are provided with career guidance, legal and administrative advice, and other personalized services. Employers are provided with feasibility studies of their work environment, the recruitment and selection of candidates, training and assistance with integration of the candidate into the workplace.

Diversity Partnership Program, USA
Our Diversity Partnership Program in the USA is a collaborative venture with firms owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged and small businesses who share our mission of providing quality services to their customers. Our goal is to help those businesses that participate in our program to acquire the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to grow and maintain a successful business. Manpower is committed to developing relationships with diversity vendors who can benefit from working with us, and can enhance the already innovative workforce solutions we offer our customers.

Caminemos Juntos, Mexico
In 2001, Manpower Mexico launched an innovative program named Caminemos Juntos (Let's walk together) to bring job opportunities to disabled people, in partnership with Mexico's Secretary of Labor, non-government organizations (NGOs), interested companies and educational institutions. The program is expanding today to meet the needs of a larger pool of candidates, and other disadvantaged groups in the community.