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The Start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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!

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The First Lady and the Paralympic Games

I recently had the honor of hearing First Lady Michelle Obama pay tribute to over 200 service men and women at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs at the opening of a six-day sports competition for wounded active duty soldiers and veterans. These wounded soldiers are using sports not only as a vehicle for rehabilitation, […] Read Article “The First Lady and the Paralympic Games”

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

On a cold December night in 2003, a close friend (and Naval Reservist) persuaded me to attend a social at a military base. Never having been to a military base, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. The idea of dating a military man did not interest me at all. It wasn’t […] Read Article “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”

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Year-to-Year Joblessness Continued to Fall Within a Majority of Metropolitan Areas

According to the BLS’ most recently published “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report, which was released on May 2nd, joblessness continued to decease within a majority of the United States’ metropolitan areas in March.

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Private Sector Hiring Doesn’t Perform As Well As Hoped

On May 4th, the BLS released its most recent “The Employment Situation” report, which revealed that, for the second consecutive month, private sector hiring was not nearly as extensive in April as it was in January and February.

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April 2012 Jobs Report Recap

The April jobs report came out at the end of last week, disappointing some economists and businesses. But one month does not an employment situation make. If we look at a six-month rolling average for employment we can see that we are headed in the right direction. There will be no magical or overnight recovery […] Read Article “April 2012 Jobs Report Recap”

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Game Change

Five years ago, I decided to change careers. And I did it on a whim. I’d been working as a journalist since I graduated college, and at the time, was in my 11th year as a reporter for a financial newspaper. I also had two young children at the time, and the last-minute deadlines, travel […] Read Article “Game Change”

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Seven Tips for Managing Stress

Working in staffing can be very rewarding – but it can also be very stressful. I learned early on that if I didn’t learn how to manage my stress, I would inevitably go crazy. I learned how to manage my work-life balance with the following tips; they can work for anyone in any industry, not […] Read Article “Seven Tips for Managing Stress”