In today’s USOC Athlete Career Program video, 2010 U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist Travis Jayner talks about his life as a speedskater for Team USA, and his partnership with the USOC Athlete Career Program, sponsored by Adecco. When he isn’t training on the ice, Travis works as a bellhop and valet assistant at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah.
Would your company benefit from driven, focused and team-oriented employees that consistently give 100%? At Adecco, we know that hiring U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls is a win-win for everyone.
But don’t just take our word for it!
Check out this new video blog from USOC Athlete Career Program Specialist Angel Bovee, as she presents testimonials from some of the elite athletes and client representatives who are taking advantage of this unique opportunity.
Click here to learn more about the USOC Athlete Career Program sponsored by Adecco, which helps aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes find flexible work opportunities that afford them the time and financial resources necessary to train and prepare for competition.
The Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are right around the corner, and Adecco will be there! Join us on the Adecco USA blog as Angel Bovee, USOC Athlete Career Program Specialist, reports from Sochi, Russia. In her updates, she’ll highlight the athletes in the USOC Athlete Career Program and explore what makes them elite in their sport and in the workplace.
Click here to learn more about the USOC Athlete Career Program sponsored by Adecco, which helps aspiring U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes find flexible work opportunities that afford them the time and financial resources necessary to train and prepare for competition.
They train 40 hours a week. Sometimes, they train more. And if their home and training facility aren’t in the same city, they commute.
That’s the life many elite athletes live, day after day, week after week. With so much on their plates, how can they possibly manage a career?
They get help. Adecco, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, provides career assistance to elite athletes through the USOC Athlete Career Program sponsored by Adecco. Since 2005, hundreds of athletes have gotten much-deserved support through the program, helping them plan and build lasting careers that will reward them long after their training days have ended.
Life After Sports
It’s a common misconception that elite athletes are well compensated. For example, a 2012 report from the Track & Field Athletes Association provides startling evidence to the contrary: “Approximately 50% of our athletes who rank in the top 10 in the USA in their event make less than $15,000 annually from the sport (sponsorship, grants, prize money, etc.).” The article also reports that athletes without a top 10 USA ranking earn little — if any — financial support from their athletic endeavors.
These athletes persevere out of love for their sports and a passion for competition, often at great cost to their long-term earning potential. Unfortunately, there are limited career resources available to support them. That’s why Adecco and the USOC decided to do something about it.
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We’re sending good vibes and best wishes to Emma Preuschl, U.S. Paralympic rower and Team USA Career Program participant, as she competes in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Through the Team USA Career Program, Emma works as a dietitian at GE Aviation. Watch this video below about her role there and send her a shout out!
The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London is happening right now! To help get you in the spirit, check out this video of Allison Jones, a medal-winning U.S. Paralympic cyclist and member of the Team USA Career Program that Adecco runs in partnership with the USOC. Go USA!