SOURCE: Kelly Services, Inc.

May 02, 2006 13:11 ET

Advance Comment on the Unemployment Rate Announcement Provided by Global Staffing Solutions Provider, Kelly Services

TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 --


WHAT:      Advance comment on the unemployment rate announcement provided
           by global staffing solutions provider, Kelly Services.

WHO:       Carl Camden, president and chief executive officer, Kelly
           Services.

DETAILS:   The following commentary is offered in advance of the April
           unemployment rate announcement due Friday from the U.S.
           Department of Labor:

           "The economy has displayed signs of resilience and continues to
           grow despite persistently high energy prices.  Surging prices at
           the gas pump may slightly impact further gains in employment
           numbers, but we anticipate overall hiring trends will remain
           strong as we head into the busy summer months.

           "Job growth has been steady and the temporary staffing industry
           in particular has shown no signs of slowing.  Conversions from
           temporary to permanent employment continue to climb, and direct
           placements are also increasing at a faster pace than originally
           anticipated.  Engineering, information technology, and
           scientific professionals are all producing high numbers and
           remain highly sought after."

WHEN:     Carl Camden is available Friday, May 5, for media interviews
          through the contact information listed below.
About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich., offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, staff leasing, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates in 30 countries and territories. Kelly provides employment to more than 700,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, light industrial, education, health care and home care. Revenue in 2005 was $5.3 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Amy Grundman
    Kelly Services, Inc.
    (248) 244-5630
    Email Contact