TROY, Mich., July 15 -- Kelly Services, Inc., a global staffing provider, today announced its entry into Japan through a joint venture with Tempstaff, a leading Japanese temporary employment company, and the Sony Corporation. The new company, Tempstaff Kelly, Inc., will be headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and will begin operations on September 1, 2005.
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Tempstaff Kelly, Inc. will provide general temporary employment, recruitment, HR consulting and outsourcing primarily for the Sony Group. Additionally, the companies will collaborate to service European and United States companies operating within Japan.
"Our expansion into Japan - the world's fourth largest staffing market - is a critically important step in our global expansion strategy," said Terence E. Adderley, chairman and chief executive officer, Kelly Services. "Our partnership with Tempstaff and the Sony Corporation better positions us to meet the needs of our global customers," added Carl Camden, Kelly's president and chief operating officer.
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 28 countries. 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 2004 was $4.98 billion. Visit http://www.kellyservices.com .
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