Founded by William R. Kelly in 1946, Kelly Services® pioneered an industry that connects people with work in ways that enrich their lives. At our inception we helped usher in and embolden a workforce of women, opening doors and creating opportunities where none had existed. As work evolved we equipped people with the skills to master the technologies of the day: launching the first-of-its-kind online learning center for scientists; creating testing and training packages for new office programs; and launching skill builders to align with new light industrial protocols. With each advance we have empowered people to meet the needs of a changing marketplace, and enabled companies to access skilled talent that can move their businesses forward.
As work has evolved so has our range of solutions, growing over the years to reflect the changing needs of our customers and the changing nature of work itself. We have progressed from a United States-based company concentrating primarily on traditional office staffing into a workforce solutions leader delivering expertise in a number of specialty services. While ranking as one of the world's largest scientific staffing providers, we also place professional and technical employees at all levels in engineering, IT and finance. These services complement our expertise in office services, contact center, light industrial and electronic assembly staffing, as well as our leading position in the K-12 educational staffing market in the U.S. As work has evolved and workforce management has become more complex, we have also developed a talent supply chain management approach to help many of the world's largest companies plan for and manage their workforce. Innovative solutions supporting this approach span outsourcing, consulting, recruitment, talent advisory, career transition and vendor management services.
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Kelly provides workforce solutions to a diversified group of customers in three regions: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa ("EMEA"); and Asia Pacific ("APAC"). Our customer base spans a variety of industries and includes more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100™ companies.