Apprenticeships and Internships
As talent inequalities continue to broaden, the challenge many Americans face is not a lack of opportunities, but rather the skills and experience to fill available positions. The Adecco Group US Foundation is on a mission to close America’s growing skills gap by connecting people with relevant work-based learning experiences that directly address the talent demands of today and tomorrow. The Foundation works closely with Penn Foster, General Assembly, The National Urban League, Youth Employment Solutions (YES!) Program in Kentucky and Ohio, and other non-profit groups developing effective work-based learning programs that empower, enrich, and create sustainable economic opportunity for all American workers. As a leading voice at the intersection of industry, education and government, we are accelerating the creation of upskilling pathways, enabling everyone to reach their full potential at work.
CEO for One Month
The CEO of tomorrow will be quite different from the CEO of today. Both have much to learn from each other. Our aim is to find creative, innovative leaders among today’s college students and offer them the career opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to spend a month with the Adecco Group North America CEO and senior leadership. It starts with students applying and presenting their credentials as to why they should be selected as one of the finalists to participate and compete in a rigorous boot camp. At the end of boot camp, only one of the finalists will be chosen as CEO for One Month and a one month paid internship. From there, the student will have the opportunity to compete with other CEO for One Month finalists from around the world for the global CEO for One Month, based in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2018, we received 7,400 applications for the program from 300 colleges and universities in the United States.
Athlete Career and Education Program
The Athlete Career and Education Program is designed to provide Olympic and Paralympic athletes with services during and after their competitive careers. We work closely with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to support Team USA athletes. Through the program we:
• Help athletes find flexible job opportunities that afford them the time and financial resources necessary to train and prepare
• Provide valuable, hands-on career experience that athletes can use to smoothly transition to great careers outside of sports
• Offer advice on resume development, interview preparation and job market research, along with seminars and career coaching
The soft skills that Olympic and Paralympic athletes bring to workplace are immeasurable: Teamwork, commitment to excellence, leadership, goal driven and exceptional work ethic, and we are passionate about being part of the team that provides support and resources to Team USA athletes. In 2018, we worked with 86 qualified Olympians and Paralympians who compete in 12 sports and 22 disciplines. Combined, these elite athletes have won 27 medals, including 14 gold medals.
Military Alliance Program
The Military Alliance Program is a partnership between military affiliated groups and military installations in the United States to recruit and hire veterans, wounded warriors, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses. In addition to employment placement, we assist military families through career development including free resume coaching, interview preparation and complimentary access to customized, online training modules. In 2018, we employed approximately 8,300 veterans and military spouses.