Founded by William Russell Kelly in 1946, Kelly Services has provided workforce solutions to customers in a variety of industries throughout its history. Our range of workforce solutions and geographic coverage has grown steadily over 70 years to match the needs of our customers. It began with office services, call centre, light industrial, and electronic assembly staffing. Today, Kelly expertise also spans an array of outsourcing and consulting solutions for our customers, including recruitment, human resource management, vendor management and outplacement services on a global basis.
A Heritage of Lasting Innovation
For more than 70 years, Kelly has steadily evolved from a United States-based company concentrating primarily on traditional office services into a dynamic global workforce solutions leader with a breadth of specialty businesses. Consider these milestones:
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Kelly assigns professional and technical employees in the fields of finance and accounting, education, engineering, information technology, law, science and healthcare. We rank among the world's leaders in scientific, IT, engineering and financial staffing.
Awards and Recognition
Kelly Services has been recognized for its quality processes, management practices, supplier diversity, and community involvement with the awarding of Intel Corporation’s Certified Supplier Quality Award, Johnson & Johnson’s Supplier Diversity Partnership Award, Sara Lee Corporation’s Outstanding Service and Support Award, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) Health & Safety Award, American Red Cross/Southeast Michigan Corporate Citizen Award, Michigan Minority Business Development Council’s “Corporation of the Year”, Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” list, and Workforce Magazine’s “80 People, Events & Trends that Shaped HR”.
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