ManpowerGroup report $4.5bn Q1 revenues
Earnings per share in the quarter were negatively impacted 17 cents by changes in foreign currencies compared to the prior year.
Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, said, "2015 is off to a strong start as we built on the progress we made last year delivering good results in the first quarter. It is encouraging to see the early signs of more broad based improvement in Europe, setting the stage for what we believe could be a slow but sustained labor market recovery in that region.
"The strong start to the year gives us confidence that we are on the right track and that our focus on permanent recruitment and our market leading solutions offerings continues to pay off. We are well placed to seize further opportunities as economic trends improve. We anticipate second quarter earnings per share will range between $1.21 to $1.29, which includes an estimated unfavorable currency impact of 29 cents."