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Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude for Veterans

A big part of my day—my favorite part—is talking with veterans and military spouses. My goal is to help them navigate their transition to civilian life, but I know I’ve learned as much from them as they have from me. It’s given me a window to their culture, their ethos, their in-jokes, and their struggles. […] Read Article “Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude for Veterans”

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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 […] Read Article “Happy Veterans Day!”

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Military Spouses Left Behind Amid Historic Low Unemployment Rate

Choosing to become a military spouse sets you on a path of many obstacles, but along this path comes many joys.  It demands professional sacrifices, the disruption of routine cross-country or international moves, and persevering through deployments and family separations.  However it’s also a life of adventure, deep friendships, and the pride of serving a […] Read Article “Military Spouses Left Behind Amid Historic Low Unemployment Rate”

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What it Means to be a Working Military Spouse

Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 11th, occupies a place of pride in our hearts at Adecco. It’s a time to honor military spouses for their service to our country, and 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 […] Read Article “What it Means to be a Working Military Spouse”

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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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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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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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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”

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Postcards to Patriots

I. Love. Sparklers. Growing up, the boys in our neighborhood scampered for the louder, prouder Independence Day fireworks…the Black Cats and Roman Candles that would send squirrels running.  Sparklers, to them, were just too safe and low key. But sparklers, for my sister and me, were where the real Independence Day joy would be found.  […] Read Article “Postcards to Patriots”

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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”