I was hired on with MPW to be a material handler at the steel mill in Youngstown. I started at $12.50(the same rate the unskilled janitors made).
The actual job wasn't bad. It was an interesting experience working in a very high tech steel mill, however the actual good parts of the job, had nothing to do with MPW.
The steel mill I was a contractor through seemed like they had my back and were really devoted to training and safety, they were always there to answer any calls or questions. MPW however, was nearly impossible to get a hold of. I had to wait 5 weeks for my first paycheck, and I only got one because I filed a formal complaint with the steel mill against MPW.
They hire on a lot of drug addicts. I saw easily 20 people come in just to fail their drug tests, or wreck something when they came in high or drunk. I also was expected to purchase my uniforms from MPW and pay for laundering (they never did laundering of uniforms.)
I eventually talked to the mill directly and got uniforms from the steel mill, as they knew MPW didn't even remember I was there. (I had 1 set of too large overalls, for 6 weeks despite being promised week 2 I would get proper ones).
The other contractors at the mill would make no less than $18, MPW paid all of $12.50, and then would happily dismiss the good employees while keeping the questionable ones.
Don't waste your time with MPW.
Contracted for a wonderful company
MPW itself was a joke