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Article from the Des Moines Business Record.
Best Temporary Employment Service
Mike Lynch has found one silver lining in the nation’s economic struggle: “I don’t recall a time when I’ve had more meaningful, heartfelt conversations with people,” said the president of Manpower Inc.’s Central Iowa franchise. “Everybody is in the same boat, and whether the conversation is personal or about business, it gets to the depth of what’s good and bad.”
Lynch’s mother, Helen, opened the Manpower office here in 1953, and his father was one of the first customers. Lynch, with 27 years of experience in the business, said the past few months have been “a bizarre and interesting kind of a ride,” but foresees smoother sailing in the near future. At Manpower, “I think we’re going to see a gradual increase during the rest of the year,” he said.
The office handles temporary employment services as far north as Fort Dodge and as far south as Creston. “Technology and the professions are a growth area for us,” Lynch said. “Clerical and administrative support are kind of a specialty, and there’s a fairly robust light industrial division. We’re not highly involved in health care and the heavy industrial stuff.”
Revenues have been basically flat for the year, he said. “We’re seeing new customers every day,” he said, ‘but the flip side is that things are going out the back door as new business comes in the front door, as we see large layoffs from the larger companies in town.
“It’s the old saw – it’s all about relationships,” Lynch said. “As we have the opportunity to connect with people during hard times, my belief is that it will make better times that much richer for everybody.”