News Article | November 17, 2016
Wave6, a subsidiary of Emtec Inc., was named the recipient of the Salesforce 2016 Partner Innovation Award for App Cloud at the annual Dreamforce Conference. The award recognizes Wave6 for its work with Kelly Services on their mobile jobs application, Kelly Jobs, built on Salesforce App Cloud. In the age of the customer, everyone and everything needs to be connected. Mobile is now the standard for engagement and Kelly Services has shifted how they interact with talent to make this a reality for job seekers. Working with Wave6, the mobile job app, Kelly Jobs, empowers Kelly Services to expand its technology footprint and to give prospective job candidates access -regardless of device- to their dream job. “Working with Wave6 and Emtec on our mobile project was great- they did much of the mobile development and Salesforce.com heavy lifting so we were able to focus on our core skillsets- the apply process and matching talent to their dream jobs,” said Mark Kryska, Director of Front Office and Web Applications, Kelly Services. “With more than 30,000 downloads already- we are extremely pleased and poised to move forward with our plans for v2.0 with even more functionality.” “We are excited to win the Partner Innovation Award for the work we did with Kelly Services- creating a mobile application powered by App Cloud that transforms how they interact with a new generation of job seekers is a game changer,” said Rich Rivara, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for Wave6. “Today, in this age of the customer, companies that focus on customer success have the best chance of thriving in a connected world,” said Tyler Prince, EVP Worldwide Alliances & Channels, Salesforce. “Kelly Services is leveraging Wave6 and Salesforce to transform their business.” To download the new Kelly Services Jobs App- please visit: Salesforce, Customer Success Platform and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc. The word and design marks set forth herein are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Wave6 and/or related affiliates and subsidiaries. All other brand names, designs, service marks and trademarks (whether or not registered) referenced or used herein are the property of their respective owners. About Wave6 Wave6 helps you expand, optimize and manage the value of Salesforce. As an award winning Salesforce partner, we leverage powerful Cloud, Mobile, Social and Analytics technology to transform your business through a suite of consulting services. To learn more about how Wave6 can help your organization reach its full potential, please visit http://www.wave6.com. About Kelly Services As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, 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. In 2016, the Company is commemorating 70 years of industry leadership. Kelly® has a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe by employing 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through its talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit KellyServices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.
News Article | February 16, 2017
TROY, MI--(Marketwired - February 16, 2017) - Kelly Services ( : KELYA) ( : KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share on Kelly Services Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable March 13, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 27, 2017. Kelly Services stock may be purchased directly through the company's Direct Stock Purchase Plan. In addition, investors may sign up for direct investment online at www.computershare.com/investor through the Investment Centre. Investors may also automatically reinvest their dividends through Kelly's Dividend Reinvestment Plan. For more information, visit Kelly's web site at www.kellyservices.com, or call 1-866-249-2607. As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. ( : 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 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Note to Editors: The Policy Forum will livestream on Kelly Services' Facebook page beginning at 8:45 a.m. ET Today, one out of three U.S. workers is engaged in the "gig" economy. They range from app developers, to dog walkers, to research scientists, to freelance writers, but all have one thing in common -- they are struggling with an outdated social contract that often denies them the safety net of benefits that are afforded to traditional workers. To raise awareness about the needs of this growing, diverse group that plays such an important role in the currently changing workforce, Kelly Services® ( : KELYA) ( : KELYB) is bringing together policymakers, business leaders, economists, labor force experts and others for a policy forum today in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by The Conference Board, the forum, titled "Advancing the Social Contract for Gig Economy Workers," will explore solutions to the key challenges facing workers in the gig economy. The key objective is to set an actionable agenda for providing these workers access to benefits such as subsidized health insurance, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation for injuries, and retirement planning. "The implications for our economy are too big to ignore," said Carl T. Camden, president and chief executive officer of Kelly Services. "According to our current research, 33% of the entire U.S. workforce is comprised of gig workers or free agents. That's 50 million people working without a safety net. The benefits available to them are inadequate, especially when compared to the benefits that traditional workers receive from their employers. With the number of gig workers and free agents expected to grow, it's time to do what's needed to drive meaningful change and create access to benefits they have long been denied." Camden cited the following insights on free agents resulting from research and analysis conducted by Kelly Services earlier this year: "Stable health and retirement benefits are essential for expanding the success of alternative ways of working in the labor market," Camden said. "All stakeholders -- including businesses, workers and government officials -- have just begun to grapple with the challenge of creating an economy that provides both workers and businesses greater flexibility, without sacrificing the benefits both have derived from traditional employee-employer relationships. The policy forum is intended to advance that effort by considering workable solutions to these pressing challenges in the gig economy." Featured speakers and panelists at the forum include: For more information about the forum, please visit gigeconomyvoice.com. As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. ( : 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 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.
News Article | May 11, 2017
Kelly Services ( : KELYA) ( : KELYB), a global leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced results for the first quarter 2017. George S. Corona, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the first quarter of 2017 totaled $1.3 billion, a 4.4% decrease compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016. Revenue comparisons are unfavorably impacted by the transfer of APAC staffing operations to the TS Kelly Asia Pacific Joint Venture at the beginning of the third quarter of 2016. Earnings from operations for the first quarter of 2017 totaled $16.4 million, compared to $14.7 million reported for the first quarter of 2016. Included in the results of operations in the first quarter of 2017 are restructuring charges of $2.4 million. Excluding the restructuring charges in 2017 and excluding the APAC staffing operations from 2016, earnings from operations were $18.8 million and $10.2 million, respectively. Diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2017 were $0.31 compared to $0.29 per share in the first quarter of 2016. Excluding restructuring charges, earnings per share were $0.35 in the first quarter of 2017. Reflecting on the first quarter, Corona stated, "It was a strong start to the year, and we're pleased with Kelly's performance. We returned to top-line growth, delivered healthy operating earnings in each of our segments, and provided solid returns for our shareholders." Commenting on the first quarter restructuring charges, Corona added, "Our operating structures are now fully aligned with how companies are choosing to access talent, and confirm our strategic approach to delivering accelerated growth." Kelly also reported that on May 10, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.075 per share. The dividend is payable June 7, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 23, 2017. In conjunction with its first quarter earnings release, Kelly Services has published a financial presentation on the Investor Relations page of our public website and will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on May 11 to review the results and answer questions. The call may be accessed in one of the following ways: Via the Telephone: U.S. 1 800 288-9626 International 1 651 291-5254 The pass code is Kelly Services This release contains statements that are forward looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, competitive market pressures including pricing and technology introductions and disruptions, changing market and economic conditions, our ability to achieve our business strategy, the risk of damage to our brand, the risk our intellectual property assets could be infringed upon or compromised, our ability to successfully develop new service offerings, our exposure to risks associated with services outside traditional staffing, including business process outsourcing, our increasing dependency on third parties for the execution of critical functions, the risks associated with past and future acquisitions, exposure to risks associated with investments in equity affiliates including TS Kelly Asia Pacific, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers as well as changes in their buying practices, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, including foreign currency fluctuations, availability of full-time employees to lead complex talent supply chain sales and operations, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, risks arising from failure to preserve the privacy of information entrusted to us or to meet our obligations under global privacy laws, the risk of cyber attacks or other breaches of network or information technology security, our ability to sustain critical business applications through our key data centers, our ability to effectively implement and manage our information technology programs, our ability to maintain adequate financial and management processes and controls, impairment charges triggered by adverse industry developments or operational circumstances, unexpected changes in claim trends on workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, disability and medical benefit plans, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws), the risk of additional tax or unclaimed property liabilities in excess of our estimates, our ability to maintain specified financial covenants in our bank facilities to continue to access credit markets, and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in this release and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from any forward looking statements contained herein, and we have no intention to update these statements. As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. ( : 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 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter. Note: Earnings per share amounts for each quarter are required to be computed independently and may not equal the amounts computed for the total year. KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES (UNAUDITED) Management believes that the non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) information excluding the 2017 restructuring charges and 2016 disposal of APAC businesses is useful to understand the Company's fiscal 2017 financial performance and increases comparability. Specifically, Management believes that removing the impact of these items allows for a more meaningful comparison of current period operating performance with the operating results of prior periods. These non-GAAP measures may have limitations as analytical tools because they exclude items which can have a material impact on cash flow and earnings per share. As a result, Management considers these measures, along with reported results, when it reviews and evaluates the Company's financial performance. Management believes that these measures provide greater transparency to investors and provide insight into how Management is evaluating the Company's financial performance. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. (1) Disposal of APAC businesses represents the first quarter 2016 operational results of businesses contributed to TS Kelly Asia Pacific in the third quarter of 2016. (2) Restructuring charges in 2017 represent costs related primarily to optimizing our GTS service delivery models to deliver expected cost savings.
News Article | May 17, 2017
Biomarkers may help predict which Parkinson's disease patients will suffer significant cognitive deficits within the first 3 years of their diagnosis, according to a study published May 17, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Weintraub from the University of Pennsylvania, United States, and colleagues. The researchers conducted an international, prospective study of 423 newly diagnosed and untreated Parkinson's disease patients who showed no signs of cognitive impairment at the time of their enrollment in 2010. Three years later, between 15% and 38% of these participants had developed cognitive impairment. The authors conducted brain scans, genetic tests and analyses of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and found that this cognitive decline correlated with biomarkers. Brain scans identified dopamine deficiency and decreased brain volume or thickness as biomarkers. The researchers also found an association with the presence in CSF of beta-amyloid protein, a marker of Alzheimer's disease, and with single nucleotide polymorphisms in the genes COMT and BDNF that had previously been associated with cognitive impairment. The study's participants were mostly male, white and highly educated, limiting the application of these findings to other groups. Nonetheless, future validation of these biomarkers could help with clinical trial design for early therapies that may improve cognitive outcomes. Longer follow up of this cohort will also reveal whether genetic risks are important in later-onset or more advanced cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Dr. Weintraub summarizes: "Cognitive impairment in de novo Parkinson's disease increases in frequency 50-200% in the first several years of disease depending on the definition used, and is independently predicted by biomarker changes related to nigrostriatal or cortical dopaminergic deficits, global atrophy due to possible widespread effects of neurodegenerative disease, co-morbid Alzheimer's disease amyloid plaque pathology, and a mix of genetic factors." In your coverage please use this URL to provide access to the freely available article in PLOS ONE: http://journals. Citation: Caspell-Garcia C, Simuni T, Tosun-Turgut D, Wu I-W, Zhang Y, Nalls M, et al. (2017) Multiple modality biomarker prediction of cognitive impairment in prospectively followed de novo Parkinson disease. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0175674. https:/ Funding: Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (michaeljfox.org) -- study design, data collection, decision to publish, preparation of manuscript. PPMI - a public-private partnership - is funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and funding partners, including Abbvie, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Covance, GE Healthcare, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Meso Scale Discovery, Pfizer, Piramal, Roche, Servier, and UCB. Dr. Andrew Siderowf is an employee of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals provided support in the form of salary for Dr. Siderowf, but did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Dr. Siderowf's specific role is articulated in the 'author contributions' section. Also supported by NINDS P50 NS053488 (Trojanowski JQ-PI). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Competing Interests: Alberto J. Espay: Dr. Espay has received grant support from NIH, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies and the Michael J Fox Foundation; personal compensation as a consultant/scientific advisory board member for Abbvie, TEVA, Impax, Merz, Acadia, Cynapsus, Lundbeck, and USWorldMeds; publishing royalties from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Cambridge University Press, and Springer; and honoraria from Abbvie, UCB, USWorldMeds, Lundbeck, Acadia, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Movement Disorders Society. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders and on the editorial board of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Andrew Siderowf: Dr. Siderowf is a full-time employee of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company. Dag Aarsland, MS: Dr. Aarsland has received research support and/or honoraria from Astra-Zeneca, H. Lundbeck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and GE Health, and serves as paid consultant for H. Lundbeck and Axovant. Irene Litvan: Dr. Litvan has been a member of the Cynapsus, Lundbeck, Biogen and Bristol-Myers Squibb Advisory Boards. She is a member of the Biotie/Parkinson Study Group Medical Advisory Board. She is an investigator in NIH Grants: 5P50 AG005131-31, 5T35HL007491, 1U01NS086659 and 1U54NS092089-01; Parkinson Study Group, Michael J Fox Foundation, AVID Pharmaceuticals, C2N Diagnostics and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She receives her salary from the University of California San Diego. John G. Trojanowski: Dr. Trojanowski may accrue revenue in the future on patents submitted by the University of Pennsylvania wherein he is co-Inventor and he received revenue from the sale of Avid to Eli Lily as co-inventor on imaging related patents submitted by the University of Pennsylvania. Mike Nalls, PhD: Dr. Nalls is supported by a consulting contact between Kelly Services and the National Institute of Aging, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA> Tanya Simuni, MD: Dr. Simuni has served as a consultant received consulting fees from Acadia, Abbvie, Allergan, Anavex, Avid, GE Medical, Eli Lilly and Company, Harbor, Ibsen, IMPAX, Lundbeck, Merz, Inc., the National Parkinson Foundation, Navidea, Pfizer, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, UCB Pharma, Voyager, US World Meds, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research; Dr. Simuni has served as a speaker and received an honorarium from Acadia, IMPAX, Lundbeck, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, and UCB Pharma; Dr Simuni is on the Scientific advisory board for Anavex, Sanofi, MJFF. Dr. Simuni sits on the Advisory Board for IMPAX; Dr. Simuni has received research funding from the NINDS, MJFF, NPF, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Auspex, Biotie, Civitas, Acorda, Lundbeck, Neuroderm, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, Northwestern Foundation, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research; Dr. Simuni received funding support for educational programs from GE Medical, TEVA, and Lundbeck. Dr. Siderowf is an employee of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals provided support in the form of salary for Dr. Siderowf, but did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Mike A. Nalls' participation is supported by a consulting contract between dataconsult.io LLC and the National Institute on Aging, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA. As a possible conflict of interest, Dr. Nalls also consults for Illumina Inc, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and University of California Healthcare. These do not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
News Article | May 25, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - Founder and CEO Carolyn Betts Fleming of Betts Recruiting Inc., the worldwide recruiting firm specializing in revenue-generating talent for high growth B2B and B2C companies, announced that seasoned recruiting specialist, Tim Merri has joined Betts Recruiting as Chief Operations Officer. Merri will lead the operational vision for the firm and be responsible for driving company sales and profitability in order to achieve over all business goals and objectives. In his role as Chief Operations Officer, Merri will be responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes across the firm. He will be spearheading the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies across all markets. Merri will be based in San Francisco and report to founder and CEO, Carolyn Betts Fleming. "I couldn't be happier to join the world's leading recruitment firm for sales talent as COO," said Merri. "I have long admired the work of Betts and I am confident I can help the company grow upon its already impressive success." "We are excited to welcome Tim to the team," said Carolyn Betts Fleming, founder and CEO, Betts Recruiting. "He joins us at a critical time as we recently opened our LA office and are continuing to grow. Tim's tenured expertise and leadership with well-known players in the recruitment industry will be invaluable in building out the tools to help us drive and measure success." Prior to joining Betts, Merri held executive leadership roles leading US field operations spanning over 15 years at professional staffing services companies including Yoh and Kelly Services. Betts Recruiting is a worldwide recruitment firm, specializing in revenue-generating talent for high growth B2B and B2C companies. The Betts difference is a unique, hands-on approach to match fully vetted jobseekers with their ideal positions. Betts' hiring experts build genuine relationships. They take the time to deeply understand what motivates candidates and how to best help scale their clients' business. Betts Recruiting's six offices include San Francisco, PaloAlto, Los Angeles, Austin, New York and London. Some of Betts Recruiting's clients include: WeWork, MuleSoft, Houzz, Samsara, Periscope Data, and Box. Follow Betts Recruiting on Twitter @BettsRecruiting and on LinkedIn.
News Article | May 25, 2017
CapGrow Partners LLC, a real estate investment fund that focuses exclusively on partnering with behavioral health providers nationwide, has been recognized as one of the 2017 “Best and Brightest Companies To Work For” in Chicago. Every year, companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be honored by the National Association For Business Resources on Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge. “It is a true honor to be recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies,” said Founder and CEO of CapGrow Partners, Matt Pettinelli. “Our focus has always been, and will continue to be, to develop a culture that allows our team members to thrive in their respective specialty while continuously developing their craft.” Participating companies are pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 0-100 employees are classified as a Small Business; 101-300 employees are classified as a Medium Business; 301+ employees are classified as a Large Business. All companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting in Better Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. “Profitability and stability are essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2017 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MBPA. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.” Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Baudville, CORP! Magazine, BASIC, Kelly Services, Comerica Bank, ABC 7 Chicago, NOW Health Group, FONA International Inc., Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company, The Management Association of Illinois, Assurance, Verizon Wireless, and Clark Hill. Founded in 2005, CapGrow Partners LLC offers unparalleled experience and resources in providing safe, secure and appropriate housing for individuals in need of support services. Our tailored lease programs are designed to enhance provider operations while at the same time advancing financial objectives. Our committed, responsive and experienced team is different from other organizations in that we come from a background that directly supports our work, and the work of our partners. In fact, there is no other company today that can match the combination of experience and resources we offer. Today we are proud to offer our services to dozens of providers across more than 20 states. CapGrow Partners has also been awarded the Bronze Stevie in Corporate Social Responsibility by the American Business Awards. Learn more about CapGrow Partners at www.capgrowpartners.com or contact Rigo Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org. About The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association For Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
News Article | February 21, 2017
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today released the second annual “Dispatches from the New Economy: The On-Demand Workforce” study, offering a window into the motivations, attitudes and challenges of the 3.9 million Americans now working in the on-demand economy. The study, which features data from 6,247 people working via twelve on-demand economy and online talent marketplaces, found that people engaged in on-demand work are looking for flexible opportunities to smooth out unpredictable income, while also testing ways to build a secure financial future: “We’re continuing to see how profoundly the on-demand economy and technology is reshaping the American workforce and overall economy,” said Dan Wernikoff, executive vice president and general manager of Intuit TurboTax. “This new data demonstrates how more people are using on-demand work to improve their financial stability. At Intuit, we’re committed to understanding the challenges and needs of the growing ranks of people working on-demand jobs so that we can help simplify their financial lives and maximize their tax returns with solutions like TurboTax Self-Employed and QuickBooks Self-Employed.” “I decided to start working on a platform while I was an attorney at a law firm that told me there might not be enough work to justify my role. I wanted to know that I could have financial security if I was let go, and also to see if I could successfully run my own business,” said Josh Garber, a startup attorney who finds the majority of his work online. “My firm is now my full-time work, where I use platforms to get most of my clients, and my lifestyle has changed dramatically. I have the ability to create my own schedule, to focus on eating right and my physical/mental health, to travel and work from anywhere, and to avoid the stress of a commute and office politics.” “I chose to work through online platforms because it gives me full autonomy over my time, which I believe is the most sacred thing we have,” said Victor Sandifer, Lyft driver and small business owner of Run The World Clothing. “I am able to take care of all of my necessities while building my clothing company, Run the World By Victor Sandifer. I value my time and being able to spend it working on things that I am passionate about is more important than having a steady paycheck.” In an updated forecast of previous Intuit research, Intuit and Emergent Research now predict the number of people working on-demand jobs will grow from 3.9 million Americans today to 7.7 million by the year 2020, and an impressive 9.2 million by 2021. The rise of the on-demand economy is part of a broader long-term growth trend in the contingent workforce, which has grown from 17 percent of the U.S. workforce 25 years ago, to 36 percent today, and is expected to reach 43 percent by 2020. For self-employed individuals, including freelancers and independent contractors, tracking finances and preparing taxes can be a year-round challenge. To make life easier, Intuit Inc. has introduced TurboTax Self-Employed, the first and only integrated tax preparation solution that comes with QuickBooks Self-Employed for year-round expense tracking. The product also comes with QuickBooks Self-Employed at no extra cost when customers file their return through TurboTax Self-Employed. QuickBooks Self-Employed delivers effortless, year-round tracking with: A total of 6,247 workers who find work opportunities via online platforms completed an online survey between Sept. 20 and Nov. 18, 2016. Participating platforms include Lyft, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Upwork, TaskRabbit, Wonolo, MBO Partners, OnForce, Work Market, Catalant, Field Nation, Kelly Services and Avvo. The results were weighted to reflect the proportion of workers in each of the following segments: drivers/delivery/onsite consumer, online/offsite talent, field service/onsite business. Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. Mint provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Intuit's ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
News Article | February 20, 2017
KellyOCG®, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services®, was named to the Leaders category for the 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®). This is the sixth consecutive year that KellyOCG has been named to the list. The announcement was made at the 2017 Outsourcing World Summit® in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 list recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors. The list is based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations. The 2017 panel is led by IAOP CEO Debi Hamill and Chairman Michael F. Corbett. "Choosing the right partners is more important than ever. Companies that outsource, not only in the traditional sense but also through the wide array of the ever-changing collaborative business models are scrutinizing their providers very closely," said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. "The GO100 is the definitive guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering relationships." The five areas considered and judged for the 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 program include: "We are proud to be recognized for our efforts by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for the sixth consecutive year," said Teresa Carroll, senior vice president and general manager, Global Talent Solutions, Kelly Services. "The competitive global workplace has driven an increased usage of outsourced labor and services by companies worldwide, allowing them the flexibility to adapt talent solutions for optimal business results. KellyOCG's recognition on the Global Outsourcing 100 list demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the delivery of consultative outsourced solutions to businesses worldwide." About IAOP IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit http://www.IAOP.org. About KellyOCG Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG) is the leading global advisor of talent supply chain strategies that enable companies to achieve their business goals by aligning talent strategy to business strategy across all internal and external worker categories. Core solutions include Advisory Services, CWO, RPO, Managed Services (BPO), and Career Transition and Executive Coaching. This is the sixth consecutive year KellyOCG was named to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® Global Outsourcing 100® list. Further information about KellyOCG may be found at KellyOCG.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - February 13, 2017) - While Valentine's Day is traditionally a day where love is celebrated, and a day to revel in flowers and chocolate, workforce solutions provider Kelly Services® is "sharing the love" with job seekers focused on finding a career they love, by offering the following tips to simplify the process. It takes more than one factor to grab the attention of a hiring manager. The ideal candidate will score high marks across the following categories to meet the qualifications most desired -- technical skills, interpersonal skills and cultural fit. By presenting yourself as a well-rounded candidate, you'll be in a great position to get hired. Kelly Services ( : KELYA) ( : KELYB) is a global workforce solutions provider and a leader in the world of work for over 70 years. For more information on how we can help, contact one of our local offices in Charleston, Greenville, Florence, Columbia or Myrtle Beach, or visit us at www.kellyservices.us.