ManpowerGroup (MAN, -6.53%) shares were down 1% on Thursday in premarket trade after the company’s second-quarter profits missed expectations amid a difficult environment for recruitment in the U.S. The net income dropped to $65.2m, or $1.29 per share, from $122.2m, or $2.29 per share in the previous period. Earnings per share adjusted to $1.58, excluding restructuring costs and currency losses related to Argentina, were below the FactSet consensus estimate of $1.62. The company’s revenue fell 4.3%, to $4.856billion. This was just slightly above the FactSet consensus estimate of $4.847billion. The company announced that it would wind down the Proservia managed service business in Germany. The outsourcing business “was not part of our strategy going forward and will improve profitability of our Northern Europe Business moving forward”.