Kelly Acquires Leading RPO Provider RocketPower

Kelly | March 11, 2022

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On March 9th, premier talent platform, Kelly announced the acquisition of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and outsourced talent provider RocketPower. The acquisition will further strengthen Kelly’s RPO practice and expand RocketPower’s ability to serve fast-growing U.S. tech firms.

RocketPower is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA. The company will operate under its brand name as well as staff and current leadership.

"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. With our acquisition 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."  

- Peter Quigley, president and chief executive officer of Kelly

"The pandemic coupled with fluctuating talent acquisition trends are driving tremendous growth in the RPO market now more than ever. 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."

- Tammy Browning, president of KellyOCG

"RocketPower is excited to join the Kelly team and take the next step to build upon our solid foundation for growth. 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 considerable value to our clients and to our team."

- Mathew Caldwell, founder and chief executive officer of RocketPower,


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