U.S. Chamber Foundation, Phillips 66 Join Forces to Connect Veterans with Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry

May 17, 2017

The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program is joining forces with Phillips 66 on a series of initiatives to connect veterans to meaningful career opportunities with companies throughout the oil and gas industry.

In April, more than 85 industry, government, and veteran service organization representatives gathered for a roundtable discussion focused on the recruitment of veteran candidates and the retention of veteran talent. The roundtable, hosted by Phillips 66 at their Houston headquarters, was the first in a planned series of semi-annual oil and gas industry-focused gatherings. 
 
“We were happy to host an event that brought together a blend of public and private partners including representatives from state and local veteran associations, trade associations and industry leaders,” said Jonathan Rosenberg, manager of talent planning and acquisition at Phillips 66. “This is more than just Phillips 66 hiring veterans. This is about coming together to foster a collaborative environment that promotes education, tools, and knowledge on how best to hire veterans in our industry.”
 
Hiring Our Heroes and Phillips 66 are also leveraging powerful 21st-century technology to reach potential military and veteran candidates with the development of an innovative new digital tool designed to allow interested candidates to learn more about types of jobs within the industry and typical salaries associated with prospective positions. It will also help veteran job seekers understand how their military experience will be an asset to oil & gas employers.
 
“A rising tide lifts all boats, and we’ve seen industries have tremendous success when they come together to market their field to top veteran talent,” said Eric Eversole, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes. “Phillips 66’s commitment to drawing veterans into the oil and gas industry will open a talent pipeline from which the whole industry can benefit.”
 
Recent research has shown that veterans are now a top recruiting target for companies, underscoring the commitment to and investment in veterans being made by American businesses.
 
About Phillips 66
 
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,600 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of March 31, 2017. For more information, visit phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter.
 
About Hiring Our Heroes
 
Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.