Veteran Employment in Energy and Oil and Gas on the Rise

North Dakota Oilfield Camp

North Dakota Oilfield Camp

At a remote camp miles and miles from civilization, a team is gearing up for the day’s assigned operation. Helmets are secured as the team leader performs his final checks ensuring everyone is properly equipped for the strenuous mission ahead. The team knows the mission will likely continue into the night.

It’s bitterly cold, with wind chills of -20 degrees, but the mission must continue. The rugged men and women assigned to the outpost know their job. They are a dedicated tight-knit team with the mindset that failure is not an option. Day after day and night after night they get the job done. This is not a remote forward operating base in the snow covered mountains of Afghanistan, it’s an oilfield camp in North Dakota.

hires_4438188636_82509e3c57_bAccording to the Government Accountability Office, over the next five years, one million veterans are expected to leave military service. These Veterans are ideal candidates for oil and gas, and transportation companies. Veterans often bring experience and much needed certifications enabling them to be more quickly on-boarded, easier to train, and generally more capable with managing their schedule and priorities.

gI_90173_MFE14HiResRealizing this, energy companies have begun a variety of programs to bring veterans on-board, some with greater success than others. GI Jobs recognizes companies such as Fluor Corp which was recently named a “Top 100 Military Friendly Employer” for the eighth year in a row. Furthermore, 5 of the 35 Top 35 Veteran Employers (according to Military.com) are energy, oil and gas, or power, not including companies such as Schneider National Inc. which specializes in trucking.

The Houston Chronicle reported last spring that there was a significant increase in the number of veteran hiring programs among energy companies throughout Houston, Texas.

Forward March Inc Military Talent Pipeline Services - Affordable, Customized, Scalable

Forward March Inc Military Talent Pipeline Services – Affordable, Customized, Scalable

Forward March Inc. specializes in helping companies of all size learn how to efficiently find, attract, hire and retain high quality veteran talent. Our 35 year plus history of bringing companies and veterans together enables us to bring customized and scalable solutions that will enable your organization to bring the right military talent on board at the right time. Unlike many other companies we can give you a valuable mission plan that will enable your organization to retain veteran talent and subsequently build a vibrant veteran culture.

Contact Forward March Inc. today to learn more. 

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Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

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