The brutal 2009 job market had other ideas. “I just remember getting turned down,” she remembers. “A lot.”
Then, on a whim, she searched for work around the Hampton Roads area - she’d grown up in Yorktown and her parents still lived there. A Virginia Beach company called ADS was hiring.
“They had an opening in ‘Special Projects,’ she remembers, “and I said, ‘That’s for me!”
She was right. And this time she didn’t get turned down. Instead, she’d spend the next dozen years building an impressive long-term career at ADS. Today, she’s a happily married working mom with a fresh new promotion at a company she loves. Mission accomplished.
At ADS, Lydia has discovered a place that gives her room to grow and succeed as a professional while proudly serving the nation’s military, law enforcement and first responders.