24 April, 2019
Why the corporate world is turning to athletes to grow their business. A research study by The Adecco Group in collaboration with Latitude.
19 February, 2018
Diversity of thought and freedom to be yourself brings the best in teams. Angel Bovée tells her story as an Athlete Career Programme coach and why athlete can reach the very highest level of personal and team performance on the field of play and at the workplace.
15 February, 2018
Rachelle Chapman who manages the Athlete Career and Education Program, talks about the five important managerial lessons that elite athletes have taught her.
10 February, 2018
Kalla won in 40 minutes 44.9 seconds to claim her third Olympic gold, while Finland's Krista Parmakoski was third. "I was quite nervous today and the Olympics is something I have focused on for a long, long time," said Kalla.
At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Nevin Galmarini won the silver medal in the men’s parallel giant slalom event (snowboard). The 2018 Olympic Games begin tomorrow in PyeongChang, and Nevin Galmarini is in top form. Winning a medal is his goal, and he is in a prime mental and physical condition. Now everything just has to flow together perfectly on 24 February, when Nevin competes in his race. We’re crossing our fingers for him!
9 February, 2018
Over the last year, registered nurse Nina Roth has been working harder than her usual 12-hour days. Why? Because she also moonlights as a professional curler and is about to make her Olympic debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
8 February, 2018
Athlete Savannah Graybill has been an Adecco colleague working in corporate communications and a former CEO for One Month candidate. She’s also a USBSF (United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation) athlete who competed for a spot on Team USA this year. She shares her story with us.
25 January, 2018
Working with Paralympic athletes has shown that employers do not always understand the value athletes and specifically athletes with disabilities can bring to the workforce. This guide helps to facilitate a clear communication about any reasonable accommodations para-athletes or others persons with disabilities might need to make use of their full professional potential.
5 January, 2018
Piloted in 2016, before the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Pivot workshop was designed to help athletes transition to life after elite sport. It is for athletes who bounce from job to job or otherwise struggle as they leave their sport.
4 January, 2018
Olympic athletes and hopefuls comprise only a tiny handful of the older students trying to get higher educations. But their struggles with finding the money and time to do it, among other problems, illustrate the problems legions of adults are facing.
Team USA skeleton athlete, former Adecco Group USA CEO for One Month and now employee, is also a DICK'S Sporting Goods associate. She is one of The Contenders and Olympic Hopeful for PyeongChang.
19 December, 2017
From December 5–7, the IPC’s Athlete Education Programme: Proud Paralympian held a leader training in Dubai in cooperation with the Adecco Group. These leader trainings aim the tools needed to be successful the field of play.
Alastair Brogdon, member of Great Britain Hockey team in the 2016 Rio Olympics, landed a full-time position as Partnership Coordinator after a successful stint as an intern. Alastair is a product of the IOC Athlete Career Programme, supported by the Adecco Group.
13 December, 2017
Living from your passion. It is a dream, top athletes are living for a good part of their youth. But when they retire, a second professional life must follow. To support this daunting process, there are solutions, such as the Belgium Athlete Career Programme which is there to support professional athlete’s transition to the world of work.
7 December, 2017
Jess Markt was a high-profile athlete before losing his legs in a car accident in 1996. He found a new passion in wheelchair basketball and now spends his time coaching wheelchair basketball within communities of war-torn countries.
28 November, 2017
Alastair represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After 9 years of playing professionally, he is now starting a career transition. Thanks to the ACP Programme, he found a spot within the ITF.
24 November, 2017
Bernard Lagat is a high-profile athlete with an exemplary career as a runner. He reflects on the importance of education for athletes as something to fall back on when the sports days come to an end.
21 November, 2017
For most athletes, transitioning into a new career after retiring from competitive sport can be a daunting prospect. You often have little to no experience in a traditional workplace and it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you want to do in your career. That’s why internships can provide the perfect opportunity to recalibrate your existing skills to the world of work and gain valuable experience.
01 September, 2017
Adecco New Zealand wins award for its long-standing commitment to inclusion through the IPC ACP by Diversity Works NZ.
04 August, 2017
The young athlete, Ntando Mahlangu, knows he still needs to grow, mature, improve and not lose sight of his main objective: “Athletics is important in my life, but for me school comes first,” he said.
02 August, 2017
Argentina’s Daniela Luchina hopes her personal story can inspire a generation of Latin American Para athletes after she led two Proud Paralympian workshops in Peru. The workshops, which are supported by the Agitos Foundation, aim to empower athletes to be the best they can be on and off the field of play.
Olympic Silver Medallist opens up about the financial and mental hardship of finding a job after a professional sports career.
20 June, 2017
Olympic Day on 23 June is the chance for everyone, everywhere, to take part in all kind of sports activities, following the example of the athletes who lead the way!
27 May, 2017
Alongside the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Table Tennis Federation organized two Athlete Career Programme (ACP) workshops at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships in Düsseldorf.
28 April, 2017
Watch how Keeth managed his path from working at a major US bank, to winning a Silver with the US Fencing team in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, to going through his MBA and now – and now being an entrepreneur!
27 April, 2017
He was caught in the dilemma faced by many athletes seeking to reach the Paralympic or Olympic Games: trying to balance work and training, and keeping a healthy bank account to finance training, competition and gear expenses.
13 April, 2017
Spearheaded by the USOC in collaboration with the University of Colorado system, the bill is the latest step in the organization’s ongoing commitment to support comprehensive athlete development through its Athlete Career and Education Program.
31 March, 2017
Five Paralympians with awesome jobs. Aside from their sport careers, find out which athletes also make the most of their talents off the field of play.
When swimmer Anthony Ervin won a gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle at last summer’s Olympics in Rio, he set a record: At age 35, he was the oldest athlete ever to win a gold in an individual swimming event. It was a long road to get there.
09 March, 2017
Florin Salvisberg is working for the Win4Youth Programme sponsored by The Adecco Group and continuing to pursue his sporting career at the same time.
04 March, 2017
Sami got in touch with Adecco through the IOC Athlete Career Programme, then applied for the CEO for One Month and became Adecco Finland’s CEO. After this exciting experience, he transitioned into his new role as a Human Resources Director. Read more about his journey here.
01 March, 2017
If you are looking for exceptional employees who are able to inspire people around the globe and have the tenacity and drive for success, think of hiring a Paralympian!
28 February, 2017
Youth Olympic Games gold-medallist Grace Bullen was born in a refugee camp in Eritrea and moved to Norway when she was four. Watch her story in this inspiring video.
13 February, 2017
Read about the psychological aspects athletes need to consider when retiring from sports, or better — much before!
27 January, 2017
The elite athlete is concentrating on his career after sports and reflects on what he learned from being a professional athlete who managed to combine work and studies.
14 January, 2017
Transitioning from being a competing athlete to a career after sport isn’t easy.
19 December, 2016
Take a look at this video giving reasons why athletes make great employees.
15 December, 2016
The Olympic Athletes’ Hub reveals seven top tips for making the most of any media opportunity.
30 November, 2016
Kirsten Dodds explains why athletes make great employees.
24 November, 2016
Finding the ideal state of mind is key if you want to deliver a winning performance when it really matters.
02 November, 2016
An inside view The USOC welcomed more than 200 Team USA athletes to the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic ACE Summit.
28 October, 2016
21 October, 2016
Taekwondoist Nadin Dawani, modern pentathlete Aya Medany, badminton player Saina Nehwal, and basketball player Luis Scola join the IOC Athletes’ Commission.
20 October, 2016
A career exhibition, assisting elite athletes to transition to life after sport was hosted by Hong Kong’s Athletes Career and Education Programme (HKACEP) under the auspices of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC).
14 October, 2016
The Uruguayan Olympic Committee promotes the IOC Athlete Career Programme in cooperation with the Adecco Group. For the first time an Outreach workshop was held in Montevideo preparing athletes for the world of work.
08 October, 2016
Rio Olympic gold medalist Morolake Akinosun walked through the halls of Waubonsie Valley to impart the wisdom she acquired since running track for Waubonsie more than four years ago.
27 September, 2016
Paralympics 2016 – What an amazing experience.
17 September, 2016
Shanthi Flynn of the Adecco Group says including people with a disability in the workforce can give the company a broader perspective and the ability to solve problems in different ways.
16 September, 2016
Shanthi Flynn says that many of the most inspiring moments in Rio happened at the Paralympics, where sporting achievement is combined with triumphs of the human spirit.
08 September, 2016
BBC Sport presents the key facts and figures from this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil.
04 September, 2016
Angela Ruggiero played ice hockey for 16 years, becoming one of the sports most decorated players. She earned four Olympic medals — one gold — and medaled in ten world championships. But Ruggiero has not looked back, earning a master’s of education in sports management and an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as work experience with Bridgewater where she spent 14 months with founder and CEO Ray Dalio.
02 September, 2016
A Dialogue about athletes and discussions on how to build public-private partnerships to enhance career development for young athletes was held in Taiwan. More than 200 experts and scholars from all over the world participated in this event.
01 September, 2016
When we talk about athletes training for a competitive event like the Olympics, it’s easy to focus on the physical part, such as how to train, what to eat and how to relieve pain. However, what does it mean to be psychologically prepared for a race?
Digby will represent Team USA at the Paralympics in Rio that begin September 7. The Otsego High School graduate has been training for this opportunity and has never let obstacles get in the way.
Athletes face many challenges when they retire from sport and start a new life in another domain. The ACP helps in facilitating this transition.
31 August, 2016
Learn about the history, facts and specific rules of wheelchair basketball.
Learn about the history, facts and specific rules of the paratriathlon
30 August, 2016
US ACEP athlete liaison Angel Bovee and the ACP were featured in another good article looking back at the Olympics, thinking about athletes beyond their sports career and all the skills and traits they can bring to the workplace.
26 August, 2016
One-on-one blogpost on Taekwondo with U.S. Olympian and member of the US ACEP Stephen Lambdin.
22 August, 2016
After the Olympic flame goes out, what happens to the athletes we've come to know and love over the past two weeks?
A very interesting article full with different stories how several athletes managed to get from the Olympics to a high-level job.
18 August, 2016
Angel Bovee, career counselor with Adecco’s ACP and retired boxer, says that recognizing and appreciating individual strengths is the key to a team’s success.
17 August, 2016
In this article Richard Branson, Founder at Virgin Group, talks about the importance of sports and why athletes make great business people.
15 August, 2016
Rio 2016 sponsors are taking an extra step to prove their commitment to the Games and forever marry their brands to the Olympic rings: they’re hiring Olympians.
13 August, 2016
1992 Olympic gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya tells CNN's Richard Quest his successful business career which started with winning Olympic gold.
09 August, 2016
The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has issued a public call to 600 former athletes who are at the end of their sports career, urging them to sign up for its "La Nuova Stagione" project.
Simply competing in the Olympics is the pinnacle of achievement, but many athletes struggle with the financial burden to get there.
02 August, 2016
In this article Alain Dehaze, The Adecco Group CEO, talks about the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.
American ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero was elected as the new Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission.
28 July, 2016
Olympic hopeful, ACE athlete, Adecco employee and last year's North America CEO for One Month 2015 and now Adecco North America employee, Savannah Graybill is still working on her Olympic dream. A dream which she shares with other female athletes such as Cylee Watson, Kerri Gallagher and Megan Henry. Read about their stories here.
19 July, 2016
Due to an injury Keith Ricks had to unfortunately withdraw from the US Olympic Trials. In his blog post he shares his thoughts on not being able to compete.
Yao Ming talk about the importance of education for athletes.
14 July, 2016
Eight Olympians talk about their life after the Olympics. They all struggled when they came home from the games. But their stories are ultimately about renewal and reinvention and not about defeat.
09 July, 2016
Olympic hopefuls are some of the most talented athletes in the world, but they aren't paid like it. In fact they aren't paid a salary at all. Read about three athletes and their struggle to pay the bills and train for the Olympics.
08 July, 2016
Read the interview with Athlete Career and Education program participant and US Olympian Maggie Hogan who has worked in a flexible job with Adecco and GE Transportation for years in her lead up to Rio.
30 June, 2016
Getting cut from the larger boats national team was the turning point for Anders Weiss, an American rower. He needed to change his mind-set and become more intentional in his training. This made him represent Team USA in Rio in the pair’s competition.
28 June, 2016
What we can learn from one woman’s journey from elite athlete to exceptional professional. Meet Danielle Carruthers Philipose, US Track and Field athlete, World Championship Silver Medalist and Adecco USA recruiter at the Atlanta office.
Many of the Olympic athletes who don’t gain world-wide fame and end up on a Wheaties box are paid very little, relying on sponsors and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) — and even Kickstarter campaigns — for financial help.
22 June, 2016
Twenty-four players are taking part in the three-day Rookie Transition Program at the team facility. The message the Seahawks are trying to impart to their 24 rookies, though, is that success can bring unique challenges off the field, challenges that require a different mind-set than the one that got them there.
21 June, 2016
A quartet of representatives from the FIBA Players' Commission took part in an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ‘Train-the-trainer’ workshop in cooperation with the Adecco Group for the IOC Athlete Career Programme and its Outreach activities which include international Federations.
14 June, 2016
Elementary students spent part of their field day training with Olympic hopefuls. Suffolk native Keith Ricks who is also part of the Adecco ACP and Newport News native Kenneth Smith Jr. trained with the kids and shared their experiences with the young field day participants.
09 June, 2016
Both this years and last year’s Adecco Group North America's ‘CEO for One Month’were elite athletes. Read about Courtney Berger a Gold Medalist at the 2013 NCAA Rowing Championship and many more athlete women making their way in the world of work.
08 June, 2016
Get to know Gwen Jorgensen who is an Olympic gold medal favorite in this Q&A. Over the past two years, Jorgensen has arguably been the most dominant athlete in the world. What people don’t know is that she started off in a corporate tax position.
07 June, 2016
Sami Itani balances his commitments as a professional athlete whilst working as a doctoral researcher. This 28-year-old Finnish decathlete has learned the importance of listening to his body and recognizing signs of stress that reduce his efficiency.
04 June, 2016
Justin Govender represented South Africa at the Paralympic Games in Beijing and London, and is an All African gold medallist Wheel Chair Basket Ball player. In this article Justin’s transition from his illustrious sporting career to the world of work is explored.
31 May, 2016
I know this first-hand because I’m a former collegiate basketball player turned entrepreneur, who graduated with an English degree and zero formal business experience. As it turns out, sports cultivated the necessary mentality to become a successful entrepreneur. Practical business knowledge and skills were acquired later through experience and self-education.
27 May, 2016
Many know Penny Hardaway as a fast-passing, ball-slamming combo guard who led the Orlando Magic to the NBA Finals alongside Shaquille O’Neal. Read about how this basketball legend is changing young lives preparing them for their life beyond basketball by emphasizing the importance of education.
05 May, 2016
A lot happened in the five years since Sara Slattery ran her last race on the track as an elite runner — or what she thought was her last race, at least. She left Boulder and moved to Phoenix with her husband to be near her ailing father. She had two children. Then last fall she became a college track coach. But that five-year hiatus from elite running ended three weeks ago, and suddenly Sara is making a run to go to the Summer Olympics.
27 April, 2016
Only 100 Days until the 2016 U.S. Olympic Athletes Live their Passion!
13 April, 2016
The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) today signed an agreement with Adecco, a world leading provider of HR solutions, as they launched the ACP in Malaysia.
07 April, 2016
Savannah Graybill was selected to intern directly for our CEO. We asked her to offer advice to the next CEO for One Month intern. She gave us internship tips that anyone can use to set themselves apart.
Virginie Faivre, who is an Olympic athlete and three-time world champion, will one day need to find a job. She is already thinking about making the transition and — like many elite competitors — wishes Switzerland would do more to facilitate study for sportsmen and women.
01 April, 2016
Rugby is back in the 2016 Olympic Games and Baylee Annis helps us learn more about it!
31 March, 2016
At some point, every athlete has to stop lacing up their skates, pinning on their race number or strapping on their skis. The end happens, regardless of the sport and regardless of the net income derived from playing it.
24 March, 2016
A life-long competition Professional sports is seen as a school for life. But a recent study shows, that this is not entirely true. Many athletes struggle at the end of their career with the traits and skills sports thought them.
14 March, 2016
The idea to invent the algorithm for the perfect match between empty flats and those looking for a place to live came through an own experience.
09 March, 2016
Read how being in the middle of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, she also does a great job at motivating colleagues to clock up kilometres for youngsters in need!
01 March, 2016
Once a homeless teenager, Paralympian Tahl Leibovitz embraces new career in social work thanks to his focus and the support of the USOC Athlete and Education Programme while training for Rio
22 February, 2016
The Olympic Athletes’ Hub is back, new and improved with everything Olympians and elite athletes need to thrive on and off the field of play.
09 February, 2016
The IOC ACP in cooperation with Adecco and the Uganda Olympic Committee organised a workshop for 30 athletes, led by two of our African Outreach trainers Tegla Loroupe and Kady Kanouté.
17 January, 2016
Nearing the five-year mark of her skeleton career, Veronica Day can feel the lure of real life creeping ever closer. Even when training and competing, she tries to maintain a 25-hour-or-so work week for her employer, Adecco Staffing Agency, for whom she works part-time as a recruiter, helping other athletes find jobs.
03 January, 2016
Athletes have many obstacles to overcome when moving into a next career. However, many hockey players are succeeding with a smooth transition because they plan well ahead.
03 December, 2015
In cooperation with the 'Proud Paralympian' team, Adecco, a partner of the IPC, delivered the first Outreach session for Paralympic Athletes in Hungary during the IPC Powerlifting European Open.
02 December, 2015
IOC ACP Outreach training in Lithuania with the participation of experienced athletes, Olympians, Paralympians and young athletes.
14 October, 2015
Athletes who became business successes have passion, resilience and leadership skills. Lessons learned from sport can help in business. A recently conducted study of athletes from diverse sports and nationalities shows how they successfully made the move into the corporate world. The research identified some extraordinarily transferable skills, and individuals as dedicated to their new careers as to the sports which gave them their first taste of success.
29 September, 2015
We tend to forget what the future brings for them, beyond their last Olympic or Paralympic podium. For all of these sport men and women, a next chapter is coming sooner or later, once their bodies or minds are no longer able to cope with the demands of top-level training or simply get tired from it. The transition into a next equally fulfilling role is to often not neglected, as the articles unveils, in talking to four former elite athletes who describe their experience with moving into the world of business.
11 August, 2015
During the 7th IOC ACP Forum in Lima, the IOC published the 10-year anniversary video for the ACP, having supported over 22,000 athletes from more than 180 countries.
27 June, 2015
Watch the video celebrating the 10-year existence of the IOC Athlete Career Programme in cooperation with Adecco and how it support elite athletes achieve lifelong success around the world.
26 June, 2015
Olympian Emily Hughes plans for life after figure skating, having serves as a former IOC ACP intern and with the help of the EY's Women Athletes Business Network. Alongside the International Women's Forum, EY has selected and matched 25 female athletes with prominent female business leaders who will support their transition to the business world after retirement from sport.
10 June, 2015
The ACP, delivered by the IOC in cooperation with Adecco will help athletes of Lillehammer 2016 translate their skills and traits gained in elite sports for future work life performance.
08 April, 2015
Nicole represented the United States in the 2012 London Olympic Games and now has her sights set on the medal podium in Rio! And she is working with the Adecco family on the Win4Youth programme. Read her story on the Adecco blog
17 February, 2015
People who have played sports at highest level often are more successful than non-athletes. These findings have been published in a study of two German sports scientists and the reasons for these results are quite obvious.
14 February, 2015
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12 February, 2015
17 January, 2015
Life after the Olympics: Imagine what it's like to be 19 or 28 and feel in some respects as if your best days are behind you.
03 December, 2014
Watch the short video on RTL on how Adecco provides a platform and drives inclusion in the labour market together with the IPC, elite para-athletes and companies through the IPC Athlete Career Programme.
20 November, 2014
Alex Goude et Mickaël Jérémiasz, World Champion Wheelchair tennis
05 November, 2014
Finding time to pursue her sporting dreams and maintaining a job requires a big commitment, but she explains how the Athlete Career Programme has allowed her to do both.
23 October, 2014
New Zealand's Storm Uru discusses his amazing transition from Olympic rowing medalist to becoming a student at Oxford university and how his Olympic background and the sport of rowing has helped with this qualifications.
07 October, 2014
04 August, 2014
Employers have said that sporting students have the traits they're looking for, particularly an ability to balance their academic and other commitments, like training for competitions, plus teamwork and decision-making.
25 July, 2014
The skills gained from doing sports, such as learning to focus and to improvise, could improve your academic performance
19 June, 2014
The partnership, within the ACP is an international initiative active since 2001 in Italy, to help athletes transition to a successful professional career.
06 June, 2014
Argentine athletes have been benefitting from the Programme since it was first brought to the South American nation in 2008, and, following the signing Ceremony athletes will continue to do so until at least 2016.
For his new life away from fencing, in 2012, the florist Brice Guyart had launched a challenge to match the one that had led him to Olympic gold, as part of a program revived with the Rio Olympics in sight.
05 June, 2014
For his new life away from fencing, in 2012, the florist Brice Guyart had launched a challenge at the height of the one who had led him to the Olympic gold, as part of a program revived Wednesday with Rio Olympics in sight.
04 June, 2014
The CPSF has set up, with the support of the Adecco group foundation, a specific support system for the insertion and retraining of high-level athletes with disabilities.
28 May, 2014
Alex Baumann is an example of an Olympian who found the balance between elite sports, education and a career in the workplace. By working with the Swiss Olympic Athlete Career Programme, Alex was able to find a part-time internship while training full-time, following the completion of his master's degree in food microbiology. The internship has since led to a job at a renowned Swiss confectionery company.
08 May, 2014
This yearly 2-day event gathers around 1'000 participants and 65+ exhibitors in Lausanne, Switzerland. Adecco held two workshops for athletes and other stakeholders on how to successfully transition from the sports arena into the working world.
10 April, 2014
That is why athletes make some of the best employees. Most 22-year-olds have no track record from an employment standpoint, but the experience a student athlete has developed bodes well in the workplace.
02 April, 2014
Watch the video from the Belgium ACP event on April 2, 2014 which demonstrate how a partnership between organisations that care for people who have dedicated decades of their lives to sporting excellence can make a difference for all involved. Through the ACP, Adecco provides a platform where the sporting and business world meet and connect.
23 February, 2014
Patrick Meek, Olympic speedskater and Hotel Valet at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah makes clear that training for the Olympics is a full-time job. However this job doesn't pay very well, and forces athletes to look for another income which provides them not only with money but with valuable experience for life.
17 February, 2014
Lamb shares how the job at Hilton gives her the flexibility to compete and gain work experience and how her attitude is valued by her co-workers
16 February, 2014
Morgan Tracy, skeleton athlete, attorney for GE, wild land firefighter and AmeriCorps alumni emphasizes the importance of education and the career experience she gained with GE and how her profession as a lawyer contributes to her sport.
14 February, 2014
Patrick Meek US Olympic speedskater makes clear how the ACP can support athletes who struggle to make ends meet and what it means for elite sports people to gain experience in the business world.
12 February, 2014
Coke has been providing internships to elite athletes Mechelle Lewis Freeman and now Alyssa Anderson, filling them with new passion and clear objectives outside of the exciting world of sports.
Effort, Overcoming adversity, Attitude — this is how Ricardo Ten a Spanish Paralympic swimmer with six medals lives his life.
10 February, 2014
Former hot shot, wild-land firefighter, and attorney, talks about how the Team US Athlete Career Program helped her reach the pinnacle of her sports and professional career.
02 December, 2013
18 November, 2013
Learn more about the Norwegian ACP Traineeship Programme, Aftenposten
12 May, 2013
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16 August, 2012
Retrain for the next challenge in life (Romanian) Interview with Florin Godean, Country manager Adecco Romania
10 August, 2012
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