Kelly® Strengthens RPO Practice with the Acquisition of RocketPower

Kelly® Strengthens RPO Practice with the Acquisition of RocketPower
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With 2021 revenue of $28 million, RocketPower has achieved impressive year-over-year growth despite the pandemic and anticipates triple-digit growth in 2022 and beyond. Its growth reflects the increased demand for leading RPO providers to help organizations augment and rebuild their talent acquisition capabilities and full-time workforce as they navigate the rapidly changing talent acquisition landscape.

“We are excited to welcome RocketPower to Kelly; it’s a compelling proof point of the strategy behind the APAC transactions we announced last month to unlock capital and redeploy it to add high-margin, high-growth assets to our core businesses. of RocketPower, we’ve done just that by adding a business to KellyOCG whose strategy and emphasis on RPO and high-tech talent aligns with our growth priorities,” said Peter Quigleypresident and chief executive officer of Kelly.

Organizations are realizing the value of expert RPO providers to support their talent acquisition needs. RPO is one of the fastest-growing outsourcing markets in the world experiencing double-digit growth in the past few years. Projections for the 2022 global RPO market are expected to exceed $5 billion surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

“The pandemic coupled with fluctuating talent acquisition trends are driving tremendous growth in the RPO market now more than ever,” said Tammy Browning, president of KellyOCG. “This acquisition significantly expands KellyOCG’s RPO solution and delivery offering across the globe and enhances our specialty RPO strategy and expertise and provides us with another entry point into the high-tech industry. We’re thrilled about the possibilities that will come from this partnership with RocketPower and elevating our position to become one of the top RPO providers in the market.”

“RocketPower is excited to join the Kelly team and take the next step to build upon our solid foundation for growth,” said Mathew Caldwell, founder and chief executive officer of RocketPower. “Together, RocketPower and Kelly will be a force to reckon with in the RPO market. Kelly’s long-standing commitment to leadership in the RPO industry, its aggressive growth strategy, ongoing tech investments, and its deep expertise – combined with RocketPower’s unique delivery model and strong talent acquisition experience – will empower our collective team to unlock tremendous growth opportunities and continue delivering significant value to our clients and to our team.”

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, changing market and economic conditions, the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, competitive market pressures including pricing and technology introductions and disruptions, disruption in the labor market and weakened demand for human capital resulting from technological advances, competition law risks, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws), unexpected changes in trends on workers’ compensation, unemployment, disability and medical benefit plans, or the risk Of additional tax liabilities in excess of our estimates, our ability to achieve our business strategy, our ability to successfully develop new service offerings, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers as well as changes in their buying practices, risks particular to doing business with government or government contractors, the risk of damage to our brand, our exposure to The risks associated with services outside traditional staffing, including business process outsourcing, services of licensed professionals and services connecting talent to independent work, our increasing dependency on third parties for the execution of critical functions, our ability to effectively implement and manage our information technology strategy, The risks associated with past and future acquisitions, including risk of related impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, exposure to risks associated with investments in equity affiliates including PersolKelly Pte. Ltd., risks associated with business in foreign countries, including the foreign currency fluctuation risks relating to our investment in Persol holdings until its disposition, risks with violations of anti-corruption, trade protection and other Laws and regulations, availability of qualified full-time employees, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, our ability to sustain critical business applications through our key data centers, 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 cyberattacks or other breaches of network or information technology security, our ability to realize value from our tax credit and net operating loss carryforwards, our ability to maintai n financial covenants in our specified 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 undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

About Kelly®
Kelly (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We’re always thinking about what’s next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 350,000 people around the world and connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice. Revenue in 2021 was $4.9 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and let us help with what’s next for you.

About KellyOCG®
KellyOCG connects companies with the talented people they need to fuel and grow their business through our unrivaled global talent supply chain and leading workforce solutions including Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). We combine decades of people industry experience with proprietary insights and a continued focus on technology to produce world-class programs that meet an organization’s unique workforce needs and can start them on their journey to total talent management. Our ability to anticipate what’s next for talent solutions drives us to challenge the status quo making us a trusted partner for our global client portfolio, which spans leading industries across North America, APAC and EMEA. Visit kellyocg.com or connect with us on LinkedIn to learn more.

About RocketPower
Based in San Francisco, RocketPower provides talent solutions to rapidly scaling technology companies that are disrupting industries and literally changing the world. Our four practices (Recruiting Process Outsourcing, Recruiting for Recruiters, Executive Search, and HR Process Outsourcing) meet the most pressing needs of our clients across mission-critical engineering, product, operations, and go-to-market roles. We’re awed by the disruptions our clients are causing in their industries, and we’re humbled to play a key role in finding their people because: People Power Business. For more information, please visit www.rocketpower.io.

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