updated 3/22/2010 1:00:00 AM ET 2010-03-22T05:00:00

Kelly Services, (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) a leader in providing workforce solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The contract was awarded to Kelly Government Solutions, a division of Kelly Services, focused on federal government contracting. The total contracted value is estimated at $750 million over the five-year period. The contract will be financed in its entirety with federal funds.

Kelly Government Solutions will provide a wide array of professional and technical expertise in support of the NIH mission. This expertise will deliver critical research, clinical, health and other professional services to the entire NIH network. Kelly will provide scientific and technical support to the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise NIH across 39 states. While the official process leading to this contract process began nearly a year ago, Kelly has worked with the NIH for the last five years.

"Kelly Government Solutions is honored to receive such an important contract supporting the research communities within the NIH. The employees that we had working at NIH prior to this contract has helped lay the foundation for our success. Their dedication and expertise has assisted in providing groundbreaking research for the future health of our nation," said James Hoen, vice president, division manager, Kelly Government Solutions. "This contract represents a significant cornerstone to the further development of our federal government business division."

About the NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- The Nation's Medical Research Agency -- includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

About Kelly Government Solutions

Kelly Government Solutions (KGS) provides experienced staff to the federal government and its key suppliers, including prime and small business contractors. Through services such as government contract staffing, workforce management and project management, and contract compliance services, KGS is able to supply talent to both public and private sectors alike.

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: 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 480,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2009 was $4.3 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com.

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