LINDEN – Phillips 66 has partnered with the Center for America to become the lead corporate sponsor of American Jobs for America’s Heroes, a nonprofit campaign to connect unemployed National Guard members with employers.
The Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in conjunction with their monthly contractor safety meeting presented a program on American Jobs for American Heroes to more than 100 contractor owners, craft business agents, and local trade representatives in early August.
Refinery manager David Erfert noted, “Bayway Refinery has been successful over the past year in recruiting and hiring former military personnel to work at the refinery. This success is an example of how the American Jobs for America’s Heroes program is a win-win situation for our company and the individuals who are using their military experiences to strongly contribute to Phillips 66. I encourage the industry to promote the program, to match qualified personnel with jobs, and help put America’s heroes back to work. Our values are safety, honor, and commitment, and we are proud to support this effort on behalf of Phillips 66.”
There are 358,000 National Guard members across the United States and, of those, approximately 60,000 are unemployed. The program is an alliance with the National Guard to help unemployed National Guard members, veterans, and spouses find skilled jobs in the private sector.
The program provides direct, hands-on support for employers and for applicants, serving both as a critical, stand-alone program and an important complement to existing employment efforts and job fairs. The campaign is ongoing and employers can post jobs as openings arise throughout the year. Companies that register are assigned case managers who work with company recruiting staff to provide assistance matching candidates with jobs. There are no costs for employers, military job seekers, or associations.
Employers who want to post open positions on National Guard and veteran’s’ job banks can sign up through the Center for America website at: www.CenterforAmerica.org/register.html.
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