Kelly Services Reports 1st Quarter 2009 Results

April 28, 2009

TROY, MI (April 28, 2009) -- Kelly Services, Inc., a world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions, today announced results for the first quarter of 2009.

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the first quarter of 2009 totaled $1.0 billion, a 25% decrease compared to the corresponding quarter in 2008.  On a constant currency basis, revenue decreased by 19%.

Losses from operations for the first quarter of 2009 totaled $30.6 million, compared to earnings from operations of $12.9 million reported for the first quarter of 2008.  Included in the results from operations for the first quarter 2009 are $5.4 million of restructuring costs relating to the Company's UK operations.  The UK restructuring charge is part of a plan to further consolidate and close branches in the UK during 2009.

Diluted losses per share from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2009 were $0.46, compared to first quarter 2008 earnings of $0.23 per share.  The UK restructuring charge totaled $0.15 per share in 2009.

Commenting on the first quarter results, Camden called the Company's loss disappointing, but not unexpected given the condition of the global labor market and widespread economic slowdown.

"In spite of the challenges we're facing, we've made significant progress in reducing operating costs by 13%, while pursuing our strategic plan aimed at building long-term value for our stakeholders.  

"Our ability to remain focused on diversifying globally, expanding our professional and technical staffing, and growing our outsourcing and consulting services, in this bad economy, is critical to our future success," said Camden.

In conjunction with its first quarter earnings release, Kelly Services, Inc. will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on April 28, 2009 to review the results and answer questions.  The call may be accessed in one of the following ways:

Via the Telephone:

U.S.      1 800 288-9626

International 1 651 291-5254

The pass code is Kelly Services

Via the Internet:

The call is also available via the internet through the Kelly Services website:

This release contains statements that are forward looking in nature and accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  These factors include: competition, changing market and economic conditions, currency fluctuations, changes in laws and regulations, including tax laws, and other factors discussed in this release and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Actual results may differ materially from any forward looking statements contained herein.

A reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release is included in the attached financial information schedules.

About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan, offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to clients on a global basis.  Kelly provides employment to nearly 650,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2008 was $5.5 billion. Visit

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