Our Story

The Manpower Richmond franchise was opened September 21, 1966 by Richmond resident and entrepreneur Geneva L. Allen. The Manpower Richmond franchise exists as one of the few third generation franchises in the history of Manpower Inc.

Geneva’s son Michael J. Allen and grandchildren Debbie (Allen) Whirley and Michael D. Allen over the years have joined the business as operating managers. The employment services franchise continues to be owned and operated by the Allen family.