With unique experience and skills, veterans are highly valued by the fuel and petrochemical industries. Many AFPM member companies partner with organizations, like those listed below, to match military skills with civilian job qualifications and identify high-quality employees. To learn more about current openings in the fuel and petrochemical industries, including veteran specific hiring initiatives, go to the AFPM member company career websites for more information.
In addition, as an employer learn more from the free webinar entitled “How to Achieve Greater Success in Hiring Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists" and the new “Best Practices Guides for Employers in Recruiting and Hiring National Guard Members, Veterans and Reservists."
100,000 Jobs Mission matches military skills with open positions in the corporate sector, identifying skill or education needs and providing discussion forums. Veterans can search the site to learn about job openings throughout the fuel, petrochemical and other industries.
American Jobs for America’s Heroes is an alliance of the National Guard, the Center for America (CFA), Corporate America Supports You (CASY), and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). It helps unemployed National Guard members, veterans, and spouses find skilled jobs in the private sector. Phillips 66 serves as the lead sponsor on this initiative that produces videos, audio, and website programs to provide educational tools for veterans and employers as well as to have the largest private sector job bank in the nation dedicated to military personnel.
The Build Your Future program focuses on connecting individuals, especially veterans, with careers in the construction industry. They provide a range of veterans-based educational tools for employers as well as “military crosswalk” tools for employers and veterans to translate how military training lines up with careers in construction.
This collaborative program sponsored by GE, joins major manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in long-term careers. The Manufacturing Institute and Futures Inc. created a digital “badge” system that allows employers to translate Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes to civilian positions in advanced manufacturing. The site also helps veterans search for jobs and find training resources.
Helmets to Hardhats helps military service members transition back to civilian life by offering trainings and a means to secure a quality career in the construction and building industry. Most of the career opportunities offered by the program are connected to federally-approved apprenticeship training programs. Training is provided at no cost to the veteran and requires no prior experience.
Hire Our Heroes empowers veterans and employers with the knowledge, skills, and innovative tools to optimize a strategic workforce. By partnering with companies committed to making veterans a part of their overall hiring strategy, Hire Our Heroes provides mentoring, training, and coaching to veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
Hiring Our Heroes is nationwide initiative supported by the U.S. Chamber Foundation to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. By working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s network of state and local chambers and partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors, more than 23,000 veterans and military spouses have obtained jobs. Hiring Our Heroes also provides digital resources including resume builders, job portals, and virtual mentorship for veterans and spouses.
The Veterans Employment Center, a service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense, provides a range of services including a job bank, skills translator, profile and resume builder, and information on upcoming career fairs.
Additional Veteran’s Programs:
- The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) is a recruiting initiatives for young people interested in obtaining a quality civilian job after serving in the Army. The program partners with America’s business community to reconnect America with its Army.
- O-Net OnLine translates military skills into civilian workforce opportunities.
- Troops to Energy Jobs helps veterans make a successful transition to a rewarding career in the energy industry. The website serves as a guide for transferring military training to energy job skills, identifying any additional education and required credentials, and supporting veterans throughout their career search.
- Vet2Tech provides scholarships to veterans for approved technical job training programs that guarantee a job interview upon successful completion.