INTERNATIONAL North Asia: Kelly and Temp Holdings team up
Wed, 25 Jul 2012
Japanese staffing agency Temp Holdings and international agency Kelly Services have entered into a joint venture to expand both companies’ presence in the North Asia market, defined as China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.
Toshio Saburi, executive managing director of Temp Holdings is appointed chief executive of the joint venture, which is known as TS Kelly Workforce Solutions.
In 2010, the companies had formed a “strategic alliance”, and a jointly-issued news statement calls the joint venture “a natural evolution of the collaboration between the two companies”.
Temp Holdings chair and president Yoshiko Shinohara, says: “The establishment of this joint venture company is a major step towards this firm pursuing its mid-term management strategy of ‘actively developing the global marketplace’.
“As moves into the Asian market by Japanese firms gather pace, we will increasingly look to the Asian market for future growth opportunities.”
Kelly president Carl Camden adds: “Many of our global clients have a strong presence in this market and are seeking diversified workforce solutions that offer them a competitive edge.”