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Family, Country and Career

In the early 1940s, two sets of my grandparents headed toward Europe as part of World War II’s famed Battle of the Atlantic. More than 75 years later, their descendants will make a return trip when my Navy family finishes a Summer move to Europe. While this link to our family past and service of […] Read Article “Family, Country and Career”

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What it Means to be a Working Military Spouse

Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 12th, occupies a place of pride in our hearts at Adecco. It’s a time to honor military spouses for their service to our country, on the home front. We recognize military spouses for the personal sacrifices they make, as well as the determination and adaptability they bring to work and […] Read Article “What it Means to be a Working Military Spouse”

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Reflections on Rio, the end of a grand adventure!

Rio in head, heart and spirit Though I understand that the Olympic Games have ended, my heart is still in Rio de Janeiro, savoring Team USA’s inspired demonstration of athleticism, grit and determination in the 31st Olympiad. As an Adecco ambassador, I enjoyed a rare view of the Team USA at the Games and an […] Read Article “Reflections on Rio, the end of a grand adventure!”

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A Message from the Adecco Ambassadors in Rio

  Dear Team Adecco, Angel Bovee and I are on the scene in Rio this week, and we are fired up to cheer Team USA on to the gold! The beaches and streets of Rio are buzzing with that heady international mix of enthusiasm and intensity so unique to the Olympic Games. So far, the athletes […] Read Article “A Message from the Adecco Ambassadors in Rio”

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Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian

In February 1980, an America dispirited by the Cold War and the Iran Hostage Crisis erupted into a cathartic burst of raw patriotism. A scrappy band of American college kids had defeated the reigning Soviet hockey juggernaut in the immortal “Miracle on Ice.” Amid the spontaneous national celebration, a young Doug Sharp was watching, entranced. […] Read Article “Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian”

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Military Spouse at Work

It’s almost Military Spouse Appreciation Day! No, we didn’t make that up. The Friday before Mother’s Day was nationalized as “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” by President Reagan in 1984. Why? For every married active duty military member serving our country, there is a military spouse serving too. Their sacrifices come in the form of multiple relocations, career […] Read Article “5 Ways to Celebrate the Military Spouse at Work”

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Happy Veterans Day!

“I’m not a hero, but I served with heroes,” said Major Richard Winters. That philosophy pretty much sums up my father’s humble outlook on his wartime experience in Vietnam. Every year on Veterans Day morning he went to the garage to retrieve a box containing a neatly-folded American flag. In his slippers, he would shuffle […] Read Article “Happy Veterans Day!”

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The Top Ten Reasons to Temp if You’re a Military Spouse

For military spouses, establishing a lucrative career path can be exceptionally challenging. Deployments, P.C.S. (Permanent Change of Station) and being a single parent are all roadblocks in the fast-track to success, no matter how competent or hardworking the individual. What’s more, the small towns surrounding military installations are not exactly booming with job opportunities that justify a hard-earned […] Read Article “The Top Ten Reasons to Temp if You’re a Military Spouse”

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Celebrate Freedom!

Around Independence Day of 1943, my grandmother, Dorothy, was working as a real life “Rosie the Riveter.”  Grandma Dorothy recalled this chapter of her life fondly. While proud of her contribution to our troops overseas, she took equal pride in her contribution to her family’s financial security.  Work gave her a sense of identity and personal […] Read Article “Celebrate Freedom!”

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Connecting US Reservists & Their Families To Jobs

Finding a good job is challenging these days, and it can be especially difficult for a civilian soldier in the Army Reserves.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for reservists and veterans is several points higher than the national average.  For junior enlisted reservists, it’s twice the national average.  So when Adecco was asked […] Read Article “Connecting US Reservists & Their Families To Jobs”