Difficulty Hiring Veterans within Union Constraints Plagued an Energy Manufacturing and Logistics Company

Difficulty Hiring Veterans within Union Constraints Plagued an Energy Manufacturing and Logistics Company

Difficulty Hiring Veterans within Union Constraints Plagued an Energy Manufacturing and Logistics Company

A leader in the oil and gas industry needed to increase the number of skilled technical talent to supplement its Union and Non-Union workforce in refinery locations Nationwide – many of which were in challenging locations.

The Solution

  • Developed a business case for hiring Veterans based on the strong technical qualifications and training military technicians possess
  • Created a site-specific recruiting plan that worked in conjunction with Union employment procedures
  • Established a  Veterans Employee Resource Group to assist in the onboarding process

Results 

  • Military hires make up more than 30% of all technical hires at U.S. refineries
  • On-site events helped each refinery leverage military talent across multiple job families
  • Veterans Employee Resource Group helped boost retention rates among Veteran hires during the past 4 years

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