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Manpower Incorporation

Manpower Incorporation is a publicly traded company having a good stock performances result. Manpower Incorporation is a Fortune 500 stock listed company trading under the symbol MAN.
The company’s revenues for 2005 exceeded to16 billion dollars, a 7.7 percent increase in constant currency over 2004. Their profitability has increased by 37 percent in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The United States group profitability has increased by 39 percent and their Asia Pacific region has it increased by 36 percent. Many of the operations that they have been investing in for several years started to contribute considerably to revenue growth, as well as operating profit in 2005.
For subsidiaries in which they have an ownership interest of 50 percent or less, the consolidated financial statements reflect their ownership share of those earnings using the equity method of accounting. These investments, as well as certain other relationships, are also evaluated for consolidation under Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 46R. These investments were 86.7 dollars and 82.7 dollars as of December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively and are integrated as Other Assets in the consolidated balance sheets.
In October 2004, the Board of Directors sanctioned the repurchase of 5.0 million shares of their common stock. In October 2005, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional 5.0 million shares of their common stock. Share repurchases may be made from time to time and may be implemented through a selection of methods, including open market purchases, block transactions, privately negotiated transactions, accelerated share repurchase programs, forward repurchase agreements or similar facilities.
The company is a world leader in the employment services industry. Creating and delivering services enables their clients to succeed in the changing world of work. A 16 billion dollars company, they offers employers a variety of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection.
The company's worldwide network of their 4,400 offices in 72 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 customers per year. They currently ranked 136th in the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. The company is ranked 412 in Fortune's Global 500 list.

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