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Report of Independent Accountants

To the Stockholders and Board of Directors,
Kelly Services, Inc.

In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and the related consolidated statements of earnings, of stockholders' equity and of cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Kelly Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries at December 28, 1997, December 29, 1996 and December 31, 1995, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management; our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits of these statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards which require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for the opinion expressed above.

Detroit, Michigan
February 3, 1998