Company Overview - The Story of Kelly | Kelly US
William Russell Kelly founded the company in Detroit on October 7, 1946, operating as the Russell Kelly Office Service. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern temporary help industry. The company was renamed Kelly Girl Service in 1957, and it became Kelly Services® in 1966 to reflect the growing services of the company.
In 1968, Kelly Services opened its first international office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company’s first European office opened in 1972 in Paris, France. Today, we offer a full suite of outsourcing, consulting, and staffing solutions—delivered globally from over a 70-year heritage of dynamic talent innovations.
Revenue in 2019 was $5.4 billion.
Number of staff employees
The company has approximately 1,000 employees at its corporate headquarters in Troy, Michigan and approximately 7,000 employees in its global network.
Number of temporary workers
Kelly provided employment to 440,000 employees in 2019.
Stock market listing
Kelly Services common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols KELYA, KELYB.