The history of Manpower

60 years ago, we were forerunners in trade and industry. Now we are an obvious provider of skills to both private industry and the public sector.

Manpower┬┤s journey began 60 years ago. It was then, back in 1953, that entrepreneur Ulla Murman launched Stockholms stenografservice, the company that would eventually become Manpower. Her staff provided services such as typing up notes for customers.

One customer of the agency, an unusually careless professor, wrote unclear notes, and Ulla felt the most efficient thing to do would be to place a secretary in the professor's office and do the job there, instead of working at the agency's office. And that is where the staff hire industry began.

Now Manpower is an obvious provider of skills to both private industry and the public sector. Innovation and creative ideas are allowing us to continue developing our customers' businesses