The Troy, Michigan-based staffing firm reported declines in revenue across most of the geographic regions. In the U.S., first-quarter revenue fell 21.4 percent year-over-year to $644.8 million.
In the U.K., first-quarter revenue fell 40.4 percent year-over-year to $62.6 million. Kelly also said it took a $5.4 million restructuring charge in the U.K. as part of its plan to close offices in that country.
Americas commercial staffing revenue fell 24.9 percent year-over-year, and Americas professional and technical revenue fell 17.3 percent. The Americas include the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Kelly posted a first-quarter net loss of $15.5 million, compared with net income of $8.2 million in the first quarter of 2008.