TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) --
Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011 totaled
Net earnings for the full year of 2011 totaled
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 were
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the full year of 2011 were
Commenting on the fourth quarter and full year results, Camden stated, "Despite unsettled global economic conditions, we're pleased to report a successful quarter and year. Our performance was fueled by a sustained demand for flexible staffing, improvements in the overall job market, and our own drive to achieve operational excellence."
Camden stressed that Kelly® remains focused on building shareholder value and delivering a competitive profit. "We will concentrate on providing customized solutions and offering a continuum of services through our outsourcing and consulting business, as well as meeting demand for highly skilled professional and technical workers."
Looking ahead to 2012, Camden believes Kelly is in a strong position. "We've created a flexible, efficient business model that should serve us well going forward," he said, adding that the Company is adamant about maintaining its cost-containment plan. "That diligence, along with engaging the best talent in the business, will keep us on track for continued growth."
In conjunction with its fourth quarter earnings release,
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This release contains statements that are forward looking in nature and accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, competitive market pressures including pricing, changing market and economic conditions, our ability to achieve our business strategy, including our ability to successfully expand into new markets and service lines, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers, impairment charges triggered by adverse industry or market developments, unexpected termination of customer contracts, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, liability for improper disclosure of sensitive or private employee information, unexpected changes in claim trends on workers' compensation and benefit plans, our ability to maintain specified financial covenants in our bank facilities, our ability to access credit markets and continued availability of financing for funding working capital, our ability to sustain critical business applications through our key data centers, our ability to effectively implement and manage our information technology programs, our ability to retain the services of our senior management, local management and field personnel, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws and the expiration of the U.S. work opportunity credit program), the net financial impact of recent U.S. healthcare legislation on our business, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, including foreign currency fluctuations, and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in this release and in the Company's filings with the
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