Celebrate Freedom!

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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 independence.

More than 80 years later, military spouses seek out employment for the same reasons.  The camaraderie, challenge and dignity that comes from an honest day’s (really, career’s) work is integral to many of us in our personal “Pursuit of Happiness” (credit:  one of those forefather types).

So however you choose to celebrate the 4th of July this year, remember the patriots who secured our independence, those who have fought to protect it, all the men and women in uniform that serve our country at home and abroad, and the spouses keeping it all glued together.

Happy Independence Day!

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Rachelle Chapman joined Adecco Group, the global leader in workforce solutions in 2005 and currently serves as the Senior Manger for Strategic Partnerships and is the Military Liaison for Adecco. Rachelle manages the Adecco Military Alliance program; a recruitment program aimed at hiring military spouses and veterans. She also manages the Athlete Career and Education Program, a program designed to provide Olympic and Paralympic athletes with career counseling, job placement assistance and employment opportunities. Adecco is an official sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee and partners with the USOC to facilitate the ACE program. In addition, Rachelle oversees Adecco’s experienced worker program.