Kelly Services® Reports 3rd Quarter 2011 Results

November 9, 2011

TROY, MI (November 9, 2011) -- Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced results for the third quarter. 

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the third quarter of 2011 totaled $1.4 billion, a 10% increase compared to the corresponding quarter in 2010. 

Earnings from operations for the third quarter of 2011 totaled $22 million, compared to earnings from operations of $14 million reported for the third quarter of 2010.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2011 were $0.52 compared to third quarter 2010 earnings of $0.26 per share.

In view of the economic challenges, Camden called Kelly’s third quarter performance solid and particularly encouraging.  “We are seeing continued demand for temporary staffing services ahead of last year.  Today’s employers are seeking greater workforce flexibility as they adapt to new market realities, and Kelly® is in an excellent position to provide customized solutions – particularly through outsourcing and consulting, and highly skilled professional and technical services.  When coupled with our leaner cost structure, that business mix has the potential to accelerate profit growth going forward.”

In conjunction with its third quarter earnings release, Kelly Services, Inc. will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on November 9, 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, 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 initiated 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, 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 upcoming 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 Securities and Exchange Commission.  Actual results may differ materially from any forward looking statements contained herein, and we have no intention to update these statements.

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 more than 530,000 employees annually.  Revenue in 2010 was $5 billion.  Visit and connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, & Twitter.


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