Advance Comment on the Unemployment Rate Announcement Provided by Global Staffing Company Kelly Services

02 Feb '06
Advance Comment on the Unemployment Rate Announcement Provided by Global Staffing Company Kelly Services

TROY, Mich., Feb. 2 --

WHAT: Advance comment on the unemployment rate announcement provided by global staffing company Kelly Services.

WHO: Carl Camden, president and chief operating officer, Kelly Services.

DETAILS: The following commentary is offered in advance of the January unemployment rate announcement due Friday from the U.S. Department of Labor:

"We expect to see another positive jobs report for January, but a precise number is difficult to predict due to the impact of the holiday on last month's figure. Regardless, the seasonally adjusted number for the month should be strong.

"Despite higher interest rates, rising energy costs, and an expected increase in wage inflation, we anticipate that the economy will sustain its job creation pace and produce two to two and a half million jobs for the year.

"The supply of credentialed, experienced professionals is tight and will continue to be under pressure. A strong demand for permanent and temporary employees continues to escalate across the entire employment spectrum. Technical sectors including engineering and information technology in particular are experiencing growth."

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 3

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich., offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, staff leasing, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly owns and operates nearly 2,600 offices in 30 countries and territories. Kelly provides employment to more than 700,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, light industrial, education, health care and home care. Revenue in 2005 was $5.3 billion. Visit http://www.kellyservices.com .

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991208/KELLYLOGO )

SOURCE Kelly Services, Inc.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Carl Camden is available Friday, Feb. 3, for media interviews through the contact information listed.
CONTACT: Amy Grundman of Kelly Services, Inc., +1-248-244-5630, grundab@kellyservices.com