Manpower Upgrades Its Resume

The temp firm focuses on executives and high-tech workers

While surfing the Net, software consultant Charles J. Eckenroed of Boise, Idaho, was surprised to find Manpower Inc. behind a classified ad for a software developer. He'd always thought of the company as better suited to clerical workers than high-tech types. But after Manpower placed him in a well-paying position at Ernst & Young, Eckenroed changed his mind. "For independent consultants," he says, "Manpower offers a great opportunity."

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