William Russell Kelly founded the company in Detroit on October 7, 1946, operating as the Russell Kelly Office Service.Ã‚ He is widely credited with pioneering the modern temporary help industry. The company was renamed Kelly Girl Service in 1957, and it became Kelly ServicesÂ® in 1966 to reflect the growing services of the company. In 1968, Kelly Services opened its first international office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The companys first European office opened in 1972 in Paris, France. Today, we offer a full suite of outsourcing, consulting, and staffing solutions delivered globally from over a 70-year heritage of dynamic talent innovations. We are proud to be a part of the Virginia community. Come partner with us on your career search and experience what makes Kelly Services the employer of choice.