Halliburton: willing to train veterans and help them transition

Elizabeth Howe
November 06, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Photo courtesy of Halliburton

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is Halliburton.

Halliburton, founded in 1919, is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. Its more than 60,000 employees represent 140 nationalities and 80 countries. The company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.

Halliburton's veteran recruitment and support efforts are as wide spread as the company's energy industry endeavors. They're a member of the Veterans Job Mission and their "boots on the ground approach" involves engaging with the military community on multiple fronts: on-base hiring events, veteran engagement, reserves representatives, and transition readiness workshops. 

Halliburton also offers a range of transition programs ideal for military veterans including the Associate Mechanic Technician and Associate Electronics Technician program, Operator Assistant Trainee program, and the Heavy Truck Drivers program. These transition programs accentuate the military skills that veterans already have and help them to assimilate these skills into new professional roles and successful careers. 

“For veterans seeking a career path in the civilian space, Halliburton offers a rewarding future. Working for a process-driven company like Halliburton can help smooth the transition process, and with training and mentoring opportunities at your fingertips, the potential for career growth is at your disposal," said Dan Montes, Air Force veteran and senior IT desk analyst. "Throughout the past five years working for Halliburton I have seen the company grow in their support for veterans. The value veterans can provide to the civilian workforce is unparalleled, with key focus areas such as supply chain, logistics, handling complex technical issues, and international experience, which are all scenarios someone could encounter throughout their military career. Experience like that is invaluable to companies like Halliburton and characteristic traits such as leadership, public speaking, and team building are also value drivers.”

For job opportunities and veteran resources, visit the Halliburton veterans page.