About this Blog

About Karen Miller:
Karen Miller is the Executive Vice President for Manpower Central Iowa.  Miller leads Manpower’s Central Iowa team in anticipating and navigating the trends in the changing world of work and creating innovative services and solutions that help our clients win in the marketplace.
Karen began her career with Manpower in 2000. After spending 4 years with Field Operations as an Area Manager in Central Wisconsin, Karen returned to her hometown in Northern Illinois and spent 2 years with Shaw Media Group as Sales Manager. 

Longing to return to the Staffing Industry, Karen rejoined Manpower in 2006 managing a market in the Chicago Metro area. She was promoted to ManpowerGroup’s World Head Quarters in Milwaukee in 2008 where she launched the National Account Services Alignment department, a department focused on increasing staffing placements with national account clients in the United States and Canada.  When presented with the opportunity to return to the field, Karen enthusiastically accepted and was promoted to her current role in Central Iowa August 2010.
With a passion for developing talent, Karen’s goal is to broaden new ways of thinking and approaching workforce strategies that embrace and take advantage of the changing world of work in Iowa. 

About this Blog:
This is a Manpower Central Iowa blog, the goal of which is to help educate readers to the ever-changing world of work. By bringing together original thought along with interesting news, it’s our hope that this will be a blog you’ll want to keep up with.  Inasmuch as trends in our industry often reflect the changing landscape of employment overall, we’ll do our best to highlight what’s happening in our world and in yours as well.

About Manpower Central Iowa:
For over 50 years, Manpower central Iowa has been a valued and trusted staffing provider. We’ve been recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction by local employers and in job satisfaction by our employees. We’ve earned the respect of the community through providing quality employees to local businesses and providing meaningful employment to the workforce.

Helen Lynch founded the local franchise in 1953.  She was the second franchisee in Manpower’s history, and her business was the first of its kind in the Des Moines area.  Helen remained an active influence well into her eighties, guiding and nurturing the company along its path of continued growth and success. Over the years, Helen along with her family and staff has helped to build customer loyalty through fair business practices, diligence, and a commitment to quality.

Helen is now retired, but her legacy continues with her son, Mike Lynch, who is now the current President of the Franchise. Mike and his partners, are leading the Manpower Franchise into new horizons as the world of work continues to evolve all around us. Traditionally voted “Best of Des Moines” by the Readers of the Des Moines Business Record, Manpower has a unique ability and a welcome obligation to lead our industry and our community to new levels.

About Manpower Global:
(NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business goals and enhance their competitiveness. With over 60 years of experience, our $19 billion company creates unique time to value through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that help clients win in the Human Age. These solutions cover an entire range of talent-driven needs from recruitment and assessment, training and development, and career management, to outsourcing and workforce consulting. ManpowerGroup maintains the world’s largest and industry-leading network of nearly 3,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories, generating a dynamic mix of an unmatched global footprint with valuable insight and local expertise to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, across all industry sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, local, multinational and global companies. The ManpowerGroup suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup Solutions, Experis, Manpower, and Right Management