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Kelly Services reports 3.2% revenue increase for Q2

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $1.4 billion, a 3.2% increase compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013.

Earnings from operations for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $5.9 million, compared to $16.4 million reported for the second quarter of 2013. Included in the results of operations in the second quarter of 2014 are restructuring charges of $1.8 million. The results of operations in the second quarter of 2013 included impairment charges of $1.7 million and restructuring charges of $0.8 million. Excluding the impairment and restructuring charges, earnings from operations were $7.7 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to adjusted earnings of $18.9 million last year.

Diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2014 were $0.07 compared to $0.26 per share in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted earnings per share were $0.10 in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $0.33 in the second quarter of 2013.

"Our second quarter results aligned with our expectations, and we're pleased with how we've executed our strategy in the first half of 2014," said Camden. "Our investments in OCG continue to yield double-digit revenue, GP, and earnings growth, confirming this segment is meeting the market's increased demand for higher-margin talent supply chain solutions. We're also making the aggressive investments needed to drive growth in specialty staffing across our local US markets, while continuing to invest in the success of our large account base."

Kelly also reported that on August 5, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend is payable September 8 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 18.

In conjunction with its second quarter earnings release, Kelly Services, Inc. will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on August 6, to review the results and answer questions. The call may be accessed in one of the following ways:

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