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Company Overview

William Russell Kelly founded the company in Detroit on October 7, 1946, operating as the Russell Kelly Office Service. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern temporary help industry. The company was renamed Kelly Girl Service in 1957, and it became Kelly Services® in 1966 to reflect the growing services of the company.

Established in the International Marketplace

In 1968, Kelly Services opened its first international office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company’s first European office opened in 1972 in Paris, France. Today, we offer a full suite of outsourcing, consulting, and staffing solutions—delivered globally from over a 75-year heritage of dynamic talent innovations.

Total Sales

Revenue in 2021 was $4.9 billion.

Awards and Recognition 

Number of Staff Employees

The company has approximately 1,000 employees at its corporate headquarters in Troy, Michigan and approximately 7,000 employees in its global network.

Number of temporary workers

Kelly Services provided employment to more than 350,000 employees in 2021.

Stock Market Listing

Kelly Services common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols KELYA, KELYB. 

Company Background

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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