Temp Agency Review: Manpower


Manpower, founded in 1948, has grown to 4,100 offices in 82 countries, and is one of the largest temp companies worldwide. On the retirement of its founder in 1976, the company was acquired by The Parker Pen Company and was spun off as an independent firm again in 1986. In 1987, Blue Arrow (a U.K. staffing firm) acquired Manpower. Finally in 1991, Manpower became independent and remains so today, currently ranked No. 119 in the Fortune 500.

The company placed 4 million candidates in permanent, temporary or contract positions in 2008, and employs more than 400,000 candidates each day on deployment to its global client base. Manpower has grown organically and by acquisitions. For the seventh year in a row, the company was named one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in 2009, ranking second for temporary firms.


Manpower's offices and on-site corporate teams have recruiters searching for temporary, part-time, full-time, contract, contract-to-permanent, and permanent-placement candidates. Manpower has an extensive array of standardized skills testing. The company declined to disclose placement ratios. A Manpower temporary worker described the company as: "A good place for students to find summer work, along with anyone else that does not have a college degree. They offer various assignments that differ greatly in work hours, so finding a position at a company that has hours that will not conflict with activities or summer courses will not be too difficult to do. You also can start working very quickly. I started my position less than a week after I first walked in. All of the staff I met were very helpful and nice." (name withheld, from Glassdoor.com.)

Manpower and its related brands (Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells, and Right Management) have delivered online training and career development to 9 million employees and candidates. The company's Global Learning Center offers more than 3,600 courses covering a range of IT and business topics. A staffing manager at Manpower described their online training: "Starting to work with Manpower was easy, and I felt like I was adequately trained and prepared for the work that I was going to do."( name withheld, Glassdoor.com.)

Manpower has become renowned for its dedication to corporate social responsibility. The company maintains numerous programs and supports organizations to promote its policies on diversity, environment, procurement/supply chain, human trafficking, employee health and safety, data privacy, community, training/lifelong learning, and corporate governance.

Types of Jobs Offered:

Manpower, a full-service staffing firm, lists its most popular job categories on its Web site as:

  • Accountancy
  • Admin and Secretarial
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Manufacturing and Production

Service lines:

  • Manpower – general staff level recruiting and temporary placements
  • Manpower Professional – professional and management-level recruiting and temporary placements.
  • Elan – IT recruiting and temporary placements. Elan also provides outsourced IT solutions.
  • Jefferson Wells – professional auditing, risk advisory, tax, accounting, and finance services
  • Right Management – outsourced HR services, HR consulting, and outplacement services


The company declined to list specific clients.


Based in downtown Milwaukee WI, Manpower has 4,100 offices worldwide. In the United States, the company maintains multiple offices in major markets, and has offices in most mid-sized U.S. markets. Manpower also maintains in-company recruiters on-site at major clients. According to Manpower's website, "The company's largest markets are France (32 percent of total revenues), the United Kingdom (12 percent of total revenues), United States (11percent of total revenues), and Italy (7 percent of total revenues)."


Manpower is a large full-service staffing firm, strongest in the U.S. and Europe. The company offers a wide range of opportunities, types of placements, and corporate services. Manpower offers a wide variety of online courses and career development to its candidates and clients. The company is well regarded for its social responsibility efforts in a number of areas.

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