Transitioning back into civilian life can be a hard task and finding a job after military life can be even more daunting. ConocoPhillips is one company that recognizes the challenges and is recruiting veterans into the workplace.
The oil and gas industry continues to be an area providing hope for veterans. ConocoPhillips is seeking to be the company for veterans seeking work. The company has created a program to help veterans find work within the workplace and has even dedicated part of the website to recruiting vets. Part of the program also partners with Orion International, a military talent management firm, which helps guide veterans through the hiring process.
Once hired, veterans can join the Patriot Employee Network, placing veterans with a buddy system, helping them transition from military life into a civilian career. The Patriot Employee Network even helps veterans connect with other members, help with networking, fundraising, or other company-sponsored military-related events
ConocoPhillips strives to become the company of choice for transitioning military and their families by offering challenging and rewarding projects around the world. We recognize the value of your experience and the transferrable skills gained while in service to our country.
– ConocoPhillips Website
The need for skilled workers is growing at a rapid rate with America’s energy boom and ConocoPhillips believes military personnel have the right skillset and work ethic. Many energy companies agree with ConocoPhillips which is why companies like Chesapeake Energy Corporation , Devon Energy Corp , and Baker Hughes are listed among the top veteran-friendly companies this year in U.S. Veterans Magazine.
A lot of energy jobs will be available in the coming years, with an estimated 1.4 million new jobs expected to be added to the industry by 2013. The oil and gas industry is one area where veterans have ample amounts of opportunity and companies like, ConocoPhillips have great programs to recruit veterans and help them transition.