Manpower ( MAN), an employment services provider, said that its earnings for the second quarter rose 28.6% from a year ago.

The company earned $80.4 million, or 91 cents a share, in the quarter compared with $62.5 million, or 70 cents a share, a year ago. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of 80 cents a share, in the most recent quarter.

Second-quarter revenue rose 10% from a year ago to $4.44 billion. Analysts were expecting revenues of $4.27 billion for the quarter.

Manpower sees third quarter earnings of between $1 to $1.04 a share, including a favorable currency impact of 2 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of $1 a share.

Revenue from operations in U.S. grew 5.5% to $534.6 million, France operations revenue grew about 10% to $1.54 billion.

"We had very strong results across nearly all business units in the second quarter," said the company. "The relentless execution of our key strategies of elevating and broadening our relationships with our clients, and improving our efficiency through speed and quality is producing superior results."

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