ManpowerGroup to acquire Norway business from Ciber

Adds to Norwegian Experis offerings

ManpowerGroup headquarters
ManpowerGroup's global headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.

Milwaukee-based global staffing and worksource solution firm ManpowerGroup announced today it will acquire the Norway business of Ciber Inc.

ManpowerGroup headquarters
ManpowerGroup’s global headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.

The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close this month after it receives clearance from regulators.

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Ciber is a global IT consulting, services and outsourcing company. Its Norway location has been operating for 10 years.

ManpowerGroup said the acquisition will meet growing demand in the IT sector through its Experis division, which offers professional resourcing and project-based workforce solutions.

Ciber Norway has 130 employees, all of whom will join ManpowerGroup.

ManpowerGroup has operated in Norway since 1952 and now has 30 offices there that place more than 20,000 workers annually.

“We’re pleased to announce this acquisition that continues to build on the strength of our Experis business in Norway and further accelerates our strategy to shift our business mix towards higher value and professional services,” said Maalfrid Brath, managing director of ManpowerGroup Norway. “As clients across every sector continue to invest in rapidly changing technology and upgrade their capabilities, ManpowerGroup is well-equipped to deliver the best talent and provide in-demand skills at all levels of the IT market.”

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