We started as one office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1948. It was simple - our founders, attorneys Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld needed a typist to help them meet a project deadline, but they were unable to find a substitute on a temporary basis. They realised there was a market for a temporary recruitment agency - and Manpower was born.
In 1956, we opened a small office in London and became the first recruitment company to go international. Opened by two outstanding secretaries Norma Levy and Doreen Woolf, they started a movement that said to the world "Here comes Manpower".
From there we've grow into a $20 billion business, with the world's largest, industry-leading network of nearly 3,000 offices in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Each year we place over 3.4 million people into jobs with nearly 400,000 of our clients across the world.
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Every day tens of thousands of people go to work because of us; and thousands of companies thrive because of the people we find them.
Throughout our 60 year history in the UK alone, we've led the way in the world of work. Few companies can match Manpower's history, and we're proud to remain the global leader in contingent and permanent recruitment workforce solutions to this day.
We're part of ManpowerGroup – the world's workforce expert, which connects more than 600,000 people to work every day and helps more than 400,000 clients worldwide. With 3,000 offices in 80 countries worldwide, ManpowerGroup offers the full spectrum of workforce solutions needed to address the complex recruitment challenges that exist today.
We know how people and companies work, and how they will work in the future. Because of what we do, businesses grow, communities thrive and lives change. – less