Kelly Services® Reports 3rd Quarter 2010 Results

November 10, 2010

TROY, MI (November 10, 2010) -- Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced results for the third quarter of 2010.

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $1.3 billion, a 22% increase compared to the corresponding quarter in 2009. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased by 23%.

Earnings from operations for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $14.3 million, compared to losses from operations of $28.0 million reported for the third quarter of 2009. Included in the results from operations for the third quarter of 2010 are restructuring charges of $2.8 million. The loss from operations in the third quarter of 2009 included restructuring charges of $4.6 million and impairment charges of $0.5 million. Excluding the restructuring and impairment charges, earnings from operations were $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared to a loss from operations of $22.9 million in 2009.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2010 were $0.26 compared to third quarter 2009 losses of $0.43 per share. The restructuring charges were $0.05 per share in the third quarter of 2010 and the restructuring and impairment charges totaled $0.12 per share in the third quarter of 2009.

Commenting on the third quarter results, Camden stated, "We're very pleased that demand for temporary staffing accelerated as global economic expansion persisted and labor markets continued to slowly strengthen. These trends, along with our ability to maintain a leaner cost structure, translated into solid third quarter earnings.

"Our efforts and discipline are clearly yielding results. We're confident that our realigned strategy enables us to take advantage of growth areas in our industry, particularly professional/technical staffing and supply chain management. We will continue to focus on improving profitability through client-focused solutions that connect the world's top companies with the world's best talent."

In conjunction with its third quarter earnings release, Kelly Services, Inc. will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on November 10, 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, but are not limited to, competitive market pressures including pricing, changing market and economic conditions, material changes in demand from large corporate customers, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, increases in wages paid to temporary workers, liabilities for client and employee actions, foreign currency fluctuations, changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws), continued availability of financing for funding working capital and acquisitions and for general corporate purposes, the Company's ability to effectively implement and manage its information technology programs, the ability of the Company to successfully expand into new markets and service lines, and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in this release and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2010 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 4, 2010 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from any forward looking statements contained herein.

About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to 480,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2009 was $4.3 billion. Visit and connect with us on, and

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