TROY, Mich., April 26 -- Kelly Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB), a global staffing solutions provider, today announced the winning recipients of its first annual Kelly Supplier Diversity Development BRIDGE Award, Building Relationships through an Investment in Diversity with the Goal of Excellence.
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Kelly's Supplier Diversity Development team established the BRIDGE Award to acknowledge Kelly's diverse suppliers for their outstanding and unparalleled excellence in service delivery and to recognize the important contributions of minority, women, and disabled veteran business enterprises.
"This award continues Kelly's long-standing commitment to provide business development opportunities to companies we partner with. Supplier diversity makes good business sense and leads to positive results for all involved," said Carl Camden, president and chief operating officer, Kelly Services. "We congratulate the honorees on their exemplary performance."
To qualify for the award, Kelly suppliers must be a certified minority, women, or disabled veteran business enterprise, provide staffing support services to multiple Kelly customers, and meet established criteria in three objective categories, which include service, responsiveness, and professionalism.
Four overall companies were selected from more than 500 of Kelly's diverse teaming partners, including:
* Applied Computer Solutions (WBE) - Founded in 1989 in Huntington Beach, Calif., Applied Computer Solutions is a nationwide leader in designing and delivering premier systems integration solutions to its customers.
* Celerity Technology Services, Inc. (WBE) - Established in 2001 in Stamford, Conn., Celerity Technology Services is an information technology staffing company whose mission is to bring consulting back to the IT staffing industry.
* Oaks Staffing, Inc. (MBE) - Established in 1984 in Houston, Texas, Oaks Staffing is a rapidly expanding staffing services firm that offers direct hire, temp-to-hire, and temporary placements in a variety of business fields.
* Sunrise Systems, Inc. (MBE) - Founded in 1990 in Metuchen, N.J. as a specialty practice in Oracle Database and Application Platform, Sunrise Systems since has evolved into a full-service information technology systems integration firm.
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 27 countries. Kelly provides employment to over 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 2004 was $4.98 billion. Visit http://www.kellyservices.com .
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