History

ManpowerGroup has grown from one office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1948 to a $22 billion business that works with 400,000 clients and 3.4 million associates each year.

1948

Manpower Founded

Manpower is founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S, in 1948 by attorneys Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld. Manpower began with an idea - Winter and Scheinfeld needed a typist to work on a deadline project but were unable to source a substitute on a temporary basis. This led them to ask other businesses how they coped with staffing emergencies - none had a satisfactory answer. Winter and Scheinfeld concluded that there was a market for a temporary help agency - and Manpower was born 

1952

US Expansion 

Manpower expands its operations in the United States to include locations in Minneapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New York, Pittsburgh and Boston

1954

First Franchise Opens

Manpower continues to expand by offering franchise opportunities in addition to company - owned branch offices. 

1956

First International Offices Open & U.K Expansion

Manpower becomes an international company, opening offices in Montreal and Toronto

Manpower expands into Europe by establishing operations in the U.K. ManpowerGroup now has offices in 29 countries in Northern Europe

 

1957

France Expansion

Manpower establishes operations in France, which has grown to become the company's largest international market. Today, ManpowerGroup has offices in 13 countries in Southern Europe 

1963

South America Expansion

In 1963, Manpower begins operations in South America, opening an office in Chile. Today, ManpowerGroup has operations in 10 South American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela 

1964

Asia Expansion

Manpower enters the Asia Pacific region by establishing offices in Hong Kong. Today, ManpowerGroup has operations in 16 Asia Pacific countries and territories: Australia, China (PRC), Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

2006

Manpower Launches its New brand identity logo

For the first time in Manpower's 58-year history, the company undertakes a global rebranding, emerging as a leader in the employment services industry and an expert in what's now and what's next in the world of work. 

2008

Vietnam Operation

In February 2009, Manpower becomes the first 100 percent foreign-invested employment services company to do business in Vietnam. With the addition of its Vietnamese operation, Manpower now has more than 2900 offices worldwide