Kelly Services ( KELYA), a staffing services provider, said its second-quarter earnings rose 35.8% from the year-ago period, led by higher revenue in its international segment.

The Troy, Mich.-based company earned $12.7 million, or 35 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $9.3 million, or 26 cents a share, a year ago. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial were expecting earnings of 38 cents a share, in the most recent quarter.

Second-quarter revenue rose 8% from a year ago period to $1.42 billion as against analysts' expectation of $1.43 billion.

By segment, second-quarter revenue from U.S. segment rose 6.1% from a year-ago period to $639.2 million. Revenue from professional, technical, and staffing alternatives segment rose 4.3% to $293.1 million. Revenue from international segment rose 13% to $484.1 million.

The company expects to earn 43 cents a share to 48 cents a share in the third quarter and $1.50 a share to $1.60 a share for the full-year.

Analysts are expecting earnings of 48 cents a share in the third quarter and $1.58 a share in the full year.

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