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Share your Equity@Work story

Far too many people today–particularly underserved and vulnerable populations – are facing unjust barriers that make it hard (or even impossible) to attain enriching work and build a brighter future.

As part of our commitment to affect change, Kelly is looking for the stories of people who have encountered these barriers, whether they’ve been able to overcome them or not.

By putting real names and faces to the problem, we can mobilize more people to join us in the solution. By sharing your story, you can give voice to those who have been left behind and help employers see the value of changing outdated employment practices. Together we can turn an unfairly rigged employment system into one that is equitable for all.

If you or someone you know is willing to share your story, Kelly is ready to listen.

The basics

Tell us a little about you.


What’s your barrier story?

At this time, we’re looking for people who have encountered or overcome a barrier to getting a job or advancing at a job due to:

  • Lack of a 4-year college degree
  • Criminal history
  • Outdated legal protections for minority and diverse groups

Please give us the highlights or a summary of your story in the box below.


Your video/photo

If there’s a relevant photo or video, you may upload it here. You’re also welcome to tell your story in video format and send it to us this way instead of typing it out.

Click the “Choose File” button and navigate to your video or photo.


To participate, you must enter into the Content Submission Agreement below. For a standalone copy of the Content Submission Agreement please click on this link.


Definitions. As used in this agreement, “Kelly” or “Company” means Kelly Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, and its permitted sublicensees, successors and assigns (each a “Licensee”). “You” means the individual submitting materials to the Company.

Eligibility.  You acknowledge that you are over the age of 18 and that you will not submit any personally identifiable information about any child under the age of 13. Additionally, you will not submit any personally identifiable health information for any third party.   

License. By clicking “I agree,” in consideration of the intangible value you will gain by participating in marketing and promotional materials, you grant to Licensee a perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, publicly perform and publicly display the images, videos, name, likeness, story, information, and other personal characteristics and private information provided as part of this marketing and promotion campaign.

Specific Uses of License. You acknowledge that Licensee has the right to  display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, record, photograph, digitize, modify, alter, edit, adapt, create derivative works, exploit, sell, rent, license, otherwise use, and permit others to use your name, image, likeness, voice, professional and personal biographical information, signature, and other personal characteristics and private information, and all materials created by or on behalf of Kelly that incorporate any of the foregoing (”Materials”) in perpetuity throughout the universe in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to, in and on magazines, brochures and other print publications, electronic, magnetic, and optical media, motion pictures, television broadcast, cablecast, and satellite, home video and video on demand, internet streaming, or broadcast, radio broadcasts, display, point-of-sale, and other advertising and promotional materials, press releases, the internet and other digital transmission or delivery methods, mobile applications, on any platform and for any purpose, including but not limited to advertising, public relations, publicity, packaging, and promotion of Kelly and its affiliates and their businesses, products, and services, without further consent from or royalty, payment, or other compensation to me except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement.

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Indemnification.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby hold harmless and release Kelly its affiliates, designees, vendors, employees, and agents from all claims, demands, and causes of action that may arise out of this authorization and such use, and  waive all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, and expenses, including but not limited to claims for copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, libel, defamation, invasion of any rights of privacy (including intrusion, false light, public disclosure of private facts, health information privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and similar laws, and misappropriation of name or likeness), violation of rights of publicity, physical or emotional injury or distress, or any similar claim or cause of action in tort, contract, or any other legal theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world (collectively, “Claims”) arising directly or indirectly from the Licensee’s exercise of their rights under this Agreement or the production, exhibition, exploitation, advertising, promotion, or other use of the Materials, and whether resulting in whole or in part by the negligence of Kelly or any other person, covenant not to make or bring any such Claim against any Licensee, and forever release and discharge the Company and Licensee from liability under such Claims. You understand that Kelly is relying on this Agreement and will incur significant expense in reliance on this Agreement, and you agree that this Agreement cannot be terminated, rescinded, or modified, in whole or in part.

No Obligation. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to review or approve Materials before they are used by Kelly, and that Kelly has no liability to you for any editing or alteration of the Materials or for any distortion or other effects resulting from Kelly’s editing, alteration, or use of the Materials, or Kelly’s presentation of you. Any credit or other acknowledgment of you, if any, shall be determined by Kelly in Kelly’s sole discretion. Kelly expressly reserves the right to remove or not make use of any Materials that we deem to be in violation of this Agreement, applicable laws or our business practices in our sole discretion. Kelly has no obligation to create or use the Materials or to exercise any rights given by this Agreement.


Miscellaneous. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Michigan, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought only in the State of Michigan Courts of appropriate venue, or the United States District Court sitting in Michigan, and you hereby consent to and submit to the jurisdiction of such Courts. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement subsequently. This Agreement is in addition to, and does not supersede or modify, the terms and conditions of other agreements.

I have read this Content Submission Agreement and voluntarily agree to its terms.

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