Kelly Statement on Transitioning Operations in Russia
The following statement is from Kelly President and CEO Peter Quigley
May 12, 2022
Since the start of the situation in Eastern Europe, Kelly has worked to protect the safety and well-being of our employees in the region while honoring our commitments to our customers and our people. While Kelly does not operate in Ukraine, we have delivered talent solutions in Russia for more than 25 years.
Based on a review of the environment in Russia and with input from stakeholders, including Kelly’s board of directors, Kelly has decided to actively explore an orderly transition of our Russian operations in full compliance with international and local laws.
This transition provides the strongest likelihood that our full-time and project-based employees in Russia can continue their employment after the transition. Upon completion of the transition, Kelly and the Kelly brand will no longer have a presence in Russia. This transition does not impact the company’s operations elsewhere in EMEA, APAC and the Americas.
The events in Eastern Europe have sent millions of people fleeing from Ukraine into neighboring countries where Kelly’s operations continue uninterrupted. Our employees continue to support refugees with food, housing, and clothing needs. In addition, Kelly is partnering with a local translation firm to provide free translator services to those in need. And—understanding the crucial role that work plays in families’ lives—we’re engaged with global clients to improve access to employment for people with refugee status.
We join the millions of others around the world who hope for peaceful days ahead.