SOURCE: Kelly Services, Inc.

Kelly Services, Inc.

March 04, 2009 16:09 ET

Kelly Services, Inc. Receives Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) has received Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award recognizing world-class, outstanding performance in 2008. This award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, acknowledging extraordinary commitment to quality and exceptional performance for providing staffing services deemed essential to Intel's success. Kelly Services is among an elite group of 14 suppliers to receive the SCQI award for 2008.

"A commitment to the highest level of quality service and customer satisfaction is the foundation that our strategic partnership with Intel is built upon," said George Corona, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kelly Services. "Being recognized by Intel for outstanding commitment and performance excellence in 2008 is a privilege and an honor that we share with our employees around the world who are dedicated to Intel's success."

"We congratulate Kelly Services on winning Intel's prestigious 2008 SCQI Supplier award for the fourth time in six years. We applaud Kelly Services' contributions to Intel's success and look forward to their continued support," said Craig Brown, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group and director of Materials, Intel Corporation.

The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality/business systems assessment. Furthermore, this year's awardees had to demonstrate basic compliance to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel's Green Sustainability Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/scqi.htm.

Celebrations will be held in Tokyo, Japan and Santa Clara, California during the month of March 2009 to honor the SCQI award winners. In addition, there will be an online advertisement launch and acknowledgement on Intel's website.

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan, offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to clients on a global basis. Kelly provides employment to nearly 650,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2008 was $5.5 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com.

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