Kelly Services Recognized by GlaxoSmithKline for Innovative Supplier Diversity Efforts
TROY, Mich. (Jan. 11, 2007) - Kelly Services, Inc., a global staffing solutions provider, was recently honored for its commitment to supplier diversity by GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., a leading research-based pharmaceutical firm.
During its annual Supplier Diversity Awards Luncheon, GlaxoSmithKline presented Kelly with their Innovation Award, which honors a supplier who has resourcefully demonstrated originality, creativity and innovation to support the company's overall goals and objectives to further diverse supplier development.
Kelly's Supplier Diversity Development team was recognized for hosting a Diversity Summit with GlaxoSmithKline to promote MWDBE business development, provide a networking forum for staffing companies and to share best practices within the supply chain.
"Kelly Services has a well-established supplier diversity team, and they have truly stepped up to the challenge of strengthening economic prosperity in diverse communities everywhere," said Denise Gatling, manager, Procurement Supplier Diversity, GlaxoSmithKline.
"Our companies share a long-standing commitment to providing equal opportunity for all businesses," said Nicole Lewis, vice president, Supplier Diversity Development, Kelly Services. "It is a privilege to be recognized by GlaxoSmithKline and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the advancement of diverse suppliers."
GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care companies. GlaxoSmithKline is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, and live longer. For more information on GlaxoSmithKline, visit www.gsk.com.
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, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates 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 www.kellyservices.com.
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