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Kelly Confirms UK Sale

Kelly Services, Inc. has confirmed the sale of 31 commercial staffing branches in England to Hexagon Staffing Solutions Limited trading as Interaction Recruitment (collectively referred to as The Interaction Group). Terms were not disclosed. To assure a smooth transition, Kelly will continue to provide certain administrative services to affected branches during a period mutually agreed by Kelly and The Interaction Group.

The Interaction Group was founded in 1986 and currently operates nine branches in the Northern Home Counties region. They specialise in providing office support and industrial staff on a temporary and permanent basis. The company also provides labour recruitment services in the driving, legal, technical, financial, human resources and technology sectors.

The transaction occurs as part of a reorganisation of its UK operations previously announced by Kelly. The sale of these commercial branches means our employees associated with them will have the opportunity to continue their employment with The Interaction Group, said Tracy Ellison, Kelly country manager. It is a positive outcome for our customers and employees alike.

The acquisition of these branches means that Interaction is now a national agency offering services across the UK. We have been most impressed with our new colleagues and welcome them to Interaction where they will find a happy and motivated team, said Andrew Gilchrist, Chairman of Interaction. Interaction is expanding, to be prepared for the upturn when it occurs. With our extra locations and the high quality personalized service we offer, we aim to win more national accounts and to provide the high service levels that customers are looking for. We are recruiting experienced staff, and if you are a very successful recruitment professional Interaction offers a great career and package. Interaction is an exciting place to work and we have one of the highest staff retention rates in the industry. We can now offer more customers our high service levels and look forward to winning more business.


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