TROY, Mich., April 27, 2009 – The U.S. Army Reserve and Kelly Services, Inc., a world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions, announced the launch of a public-private partnership that will enhance job opportunities for U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and Veterans. This joint venture, launched under the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI), will provide both organizations the ability to recruit and employ individuals in serving the Nation and pursuing careers in a variety of fields.
“I’m pleased to start a productive partnership with Kelly Services,” said Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve, and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command. “This company has provided countless job opportunities for individuals spanning the world, and our Soldiers and Veterans no doubt will have many career options with Kelly Services. I look forward to collaborating with an industry leader in workplace management and human resources solutions. This current economic climate demands creativity and flexibility, and I believe Kelly Services has the expertise to advance the kind of mutually beneficial changes that are necessary to strengthen our Nation’s competitiveness.”
Through the Employer Partnership Initiative, the Army Reserve has partnered with companies and organizations all over the country to develop employment solutions for America’s industry demands, to help solve the issue of workforce preparedness and reinforce the human talent of America in order to continue to compete in the global economy.
“It is with privilege we partner with the Army Reserve in an effort to align our returning heroes with potential job opportunities throughout a multitude of industries, “ said Jim Hoen, vice president and division manager, Kelly Government Solutions. “Kelly’s breadth of exposure to industry markets offer Army Reserve Soldiers unique access to a wide variety of career opportunities. In addition, this partnership provides a sense of ease and stability to return to the civilian workforce, for the men and women who have given so much to their country.”
The EPI establishes a process whereby employers and the Army Reserve secure and share the talents of trained professionals. Partners, like Kelly Services, will benefit from the employment of men and women with Army values, knowledge and proven leadership skills.
Launched in April 2008, the Employer Partner Initiative has joined forces with roughly 300 public and private employers, including Fortune 500 corporations, state agencies, police departments and medical facilities, in order to secure job stability for America’s Soldiers and Veterans.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE
The Army Reserve is a positive return on investment for America. Community-based and federally directed, the Army Reserve provides trained and ready units to complement the Army, ready to perform their mission during peacetime, overseas contingencies and war. Our Soldiers are highly skilled full-time patriots whom civilian employers share with the Army Reserve. The value the Army Reserve brings to America is embodied in these professional men and women who possess the skills and capabilities that can be used on the battlefield and in the civilian sector. The Army Reserve is a reservoir of trained and experienced professionals in transportation, logistics, supply chain management, law enforcement and public safety, health care, telecommunications, information technology, construction trades, engineering, civil affairs, finance, legal services and human resources. Army Reserve Soldiers have played a vital role in every American military and humanitarian mission of the past 100 years. Today, about 206,000 trained Army Reserve Soldiers in units across the country stand ready to serve the Nation when called upon by the President of the United States. The quality of our force has never been higher. Our Soldiers are one of the best returns on investment American citizens make for the security and freedoms they enjoy.
For additional information please visit www.ArmyReserve.army.mil.
ABOUT KELLY SERVICES
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a world leader in human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan, offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to clients on a global basis. Kelly provides employment to nearly 650,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2008 was $5.5 billion.
For additional information please visit www.kellyservices.com.