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Kelly Services® Appoints Al Sowers as Vice President and Practice Leader of Teachers On Call

Sowers to lead company expansion in Midwest, provide solution to teacher shortage through high-quality substitute teacher talent

TROY, Mich. (August 29, 2018) – Kelly Services (Nasdaq: KELYA) (Nasdaq: KELYB), a global leader in providing workforce solutions, announces the appointment of Al Sowers to vice president and practice leader of Teachers On Call, a Kelly Services company.  Teachers On Call (TOC) provides substitute teacher staffing services for K-12 public, private and charter schools, and early child care centers in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Sowers will lead the organization’s capabilities to service TOC’s growing customer base with qualified and engaged employees.

A known leader in the staffing industry, Sowers joined Kelly Services more than 30 years ago as a staffing supervisor in Kelly Services’ Eagan, Minn. office. Since then he has held various positions in operations management, and most recently was vice president of the North Sector  - U.S. Operations, where he successfully led operations management, sales and recruiting. In addition, Sowers was instrumental in the design and implementation of Kelly Services’ centralized eRecruiting team, and led the eAccount and eRecruiting organizations.

“We identified Al for this position because of his extensive experience in business and superior operations management, sales and recruiting,” said Nicola Soares, vice president and managing director of the education practice for Kelly Services. “Education continues to be a sector with ever-increasing staffing demands, and Al’s past accomplishments prove that he will be able to make a huge impact for our customers and expand our solutions successfully.”

Sowers has returned to his Minnesota roots relocating to Teachers On Call’s headquarters in Bloomington. He earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

“As a longtime Kelly employee, I am passionate about the value we provide our partner school districts and the qualified teaching talent we’re able to provide to meet staffing needs,” Sowers said. “I’m honored for the opportunity to increase our presence and provide a solution to teacher shortages in the Midwest.”

Teachers On Call was acquired by Kelly Services in 2017 to expand the company’s portfolio as a staffing resource in the K-12 market. Increased demand for educational staffing services has grown amidst teacher shortages, and Teachers On Call is a market leader in addressing schools’ talent needs. Visit teachersoncall.com.

About Teachers On Call

Teachers On Call (TOC), a Kelly Services company, has been making a difference in schools and early child care centers since 1999. TOC provides substitute education professionals to more than 140 school districts throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as to more than 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities metro area. The company is currently expanding into schools and districts in Iowa. Substitutes Any Time was formed as a division of Teachers On Call in 2014 to offer the same substitute staffing strategies and solutions to schools in Arizona.

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Kelly® directly employs nearly 500,000 people around the world in addition to having a role in connecting thousands more with work through its global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with Kelly on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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