Happy Veterans Day!

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“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 onto the chilly front lawn to set it up before the sun came up. My father avoided talking about his time overseas. But he never avoided showing his love for our country and for those who risk so much on our behalf.

We celebrate veterans, not only for their commitment to our country, but for their work ethic, teamwork, and drive. One way my company celebrates veterans is through our Adecco Military Alliance program; a recruitment program specially aimed at hiring transitioning service members and veterans. We appreciate the unique values and benefits veterans bring to the workplace, and we get to honor their past service by investing in their future careers.

To pay tribute to female veterans this year, the Adecco Group US Foundation has partnered with Dress for Success and the Wounded Warrior Project in multiple cities to co-host our inaugural Suit and Salute events. These events are aimed at providing professional career development workshops, image consulting, and networking opportunities to the female veterans who make up 10% of the veteran population and only 2% of all working women in America. It is our responsibility and privilege to help prepare veterans for today’s world of work.  

So, we say, “thank you” to the veterans in our country – to those deployed right now, to those on active duty serving at home or abroad, and to all of those who have served in the past. You fulfilled your mission to serve and defend the U.S. and our job is to support you and give thanks.

Happy Veterans Day!

For more information on the Adecco Military Alliance program, visit here.

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As the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the Adecco Group US Foundation, Rachelle is passionate about helping military spouses and veterans succeed in the workforce.

Rachelle joined Adecco, the global leader in workforce solutions, as a recruiter in February 2005. Following positions of increasing responsibility within the Government Relations team, Rachelle served as Adecco’s Government Relations Manager from the Fall of 2007-Spring 2010. Tracking political issues of importance to the workforce industry, she conducted research and analysis on employment trends in each congressional district and engaged policy makers on Capitol Hill.

Rachelle now serves as the Senior Manager for Strategic Partnerships and is the Military Liaison for Adecco Group. One of the specialty recruitment programs that fall under her leadership is the military spouse and veteran recruitment program, Adecco Group Military Alliance. Rachelle liaises with Adecco branches and military installations around the country, serving as Adecco’s national representative to the military and numerous military affiliate organizations and partnerships.

­She’s also the Adecco Group US manager for the Athlete Career and Education Program, a program designed to provide Team USA athletes with career counseling, job placement assistance and employment opportunities. Adecco is an official sponsor of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and partners with the USOPC to facilitate the ACE program.