Kelly Services, Inc. is an American temporary staffing agency that operates throughout the world. It is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, and offers services that include temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates in 41 countries and territories. Kelly employs more than 530,000 individuals annually, in areas including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2011 was $5.3 billion. (source from Wikipedia)
William Russell Kelly founded Russell Kelly Office Service in 1946, initially providing office services performed at Kelly’s offices, rather than providing temporary staffing at the client’s location. However, customers asked for the work to be performed at their locations, and the temporary staffing concept was born out of responding to this type of request. It was in 1946 that the first ‘Kelly Girls’ came into scope and the first ‘Kelly Girl’ was Adelaide Hess Moran who was able to demonstrate that this new working sphere for women could be one to enjoy.
The temporary workers, who were usually female, became known as ‘Kelly girls’. In recognition of this, the name of the company was changed to Kelly Girl Service, Inc. in 1957. The term ‘Kelly girl’ became a widely used term for a temporary worker, regardless of the worker’s company affiliation or gender. In 1966 the name of the company was changed to Kelly Services, Inc., in order to reflect an expanding range of services.
The current Chairman of the Board of Directors is Terence E. Adderley, and the CEO is Carl T. Camden.(source from Wikipedia)
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More people are freelancing and more people are contracting out their services which fits right in with temporary work.
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