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Kelly Services, Inc has announced results for the third quarter of 2012.

Kelly Services, Inc has announced results for the third quarter of 2012.

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the third quarter of 2012 totalled $1.4 billion, a 4% decrease compared to the corresponding quarter of 2011.

Earnings from operations for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $24.0 million, compared to $22.1 million reported for the third quarter of 2011.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2012 were $0.43 compared to $0.52 per share in the third quarter of 2011.

Commenting on the third quarter results, Camden stated, "Amidst challenging global economic conditions and a sluggish U.S. labor market, Kelly&reg delivered solid third quarter results. We are very pleased that we were able to improve gross profit, keep expenses in line, and create leverage to improve our operating earnings by nearly 9 percent year-over-year, despite a deceleration in revenue."

Kelly also reported that on November 6, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend is payable December 7, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 19, 2012.

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