KellyOCG Commited to Delivering Outsourcing Excellence Through Certified Professionals

TROY, Mich. (July 5, 2011) — Twenty-five leaders from Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG) will participate in a Certified Outsourcing Professional® (COP) master class in mid July at Kelly World Headquarters, located in Troy, Michigan. The COP class is offered by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions.

The tremendous growth in outsourcing over the last several years has caused businesses worldwide to recognize that they also have an exploding demand for outsourcing professionals who can effectively lead these initiatives from beginning to end.

As the global standard-setting organization and leading advocate for the outsourcing profession, the IAOP works with buyers, sellers, and advisors worldwide to develop executives. The COP master class course sets the stage for COP candidates who aspire to consult at all levels of the organization and to lead outsourcing initiatives on behalf of a client. As a result of completing the COP master class, attendees will earn points to apply for the COP certification.
KellyOCG has been a corporate member of IAOP since 2007.

“IAOP is pleased to bring the COP master class to KellyOCG. As firms recognize that there’s no substitute for getting outsourcing right the first time, especially during these uncertain economic times, the framework the COP Master Class provides is critical in getting optimal results and a great way to ensure success,” said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill.

“The COP program was selected due to its global recognition and application across all of our outsourcing practices,” said Rolf Kleiner, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, KellyOCG. “The program reinforces Kelly’s knowledge of the outsourcing marketplace and furthers our change management expertise as we continue to architect and deliver innovative workforce solutions to our clients.”

About IAOP

With more than 100,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. Visit

About KellyOCG

KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions. KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talent management solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), including Independent Contractor Solutions, Human Resources Consulting, Career Transition and Organizational Effectiveness, and Executive Search. Visit

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to 530,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2010 was $5 billion. Visit
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