Phillips 66 and Center for America Partner to Help National Guard Members Find Jobs

  Phillips 66 and Center for America Partner to Help National Guard Members
  Find Jobs

Business Wire

HOUSTON & ATLANTA -- November 12, 2012

Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) is partnering with the Center for America to become the
lead corporate sponsor of American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH), a
campaign aimed at connecting unemployed National Guard members with employers.

There are 358,000 National Guard members across the United States, and of
those, approximately 60,000 are currently unemployed. AJAH is a nonprofit
alliance with the National Guard to help unemployed National Guard members,
veterans and spouses find skilled jobs in the private sector. More than 50
trade associations and state Chambers of Commerce representing more than
100,000 employers have already joined AJAH and are helping to promote the
program to their members.

“At Phillips 66, we know that the National Guard offers outstanding
experience, skills and training, and its members and veterans make valuable
employees,” said Larry Ziemba, executive vice president, Refining, Projects
and Procurement for Phillips 66 and chair of the AJAH campaign leadership
council. “We encourage other companies to step up recruitment of National
Guard members and participate in the Center for America’s efforts to connect
these heroes with employers.”

“Phillips 66 has more than a century of leadership in energy manufacturing and
American job creation that now brings dynamic direction and support to the
American Jobs for America’s Heroes program,” said Steve Nowlan, CFA president
and CEO. “Phillips 66 has engaged immediately and with enthusiasm for the
practical purpose of this program – employing National Guard members, spouses
and veterans.”

“The men and women of the National Guard and their families live in our
communities and share in the struggles with today’s economy. They are also
highly trained volunteers ready at a moment’s notice to defend America and
take the lead in rescue and disaster relief, as we’ve seen in recent days in
wake of Hurricane Sandy,” said Nowlan. “Employers across America seeking
trained and committed skilled workers now have the cost-free, comprehensive
and ongoing resources available to connect with available National Guard
members, their spouses and veterans seeking employment.”

How American Jobs for America’s Heroes works

AJAH 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. Job postings are plugged directly
into a case management system that unifies National Guard, Employment Support
for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), and voluntary state supports groups around
the nation into a unified technology infrastructure to improve matching and
follow-through.

The campaign is ongoing since its inception last December, and is not limited
to short-term events. Companies that register are assigned case managers who
work with company recruiting staff to provide hands-on help in making matches.
There are no fees to participating companies or job candidates.

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

About Phillips 66

Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy
company with segment-leading Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream and
Chemicals businesses. The company has approximately 14,000 employees
worldwide. Phillips 66’s R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude
oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets,
and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems. In Midstream, the company primarily
conducts operations through its 50 percent interest in DCP Midstream, LLC, one
of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States, with
7.2 billion cubic feet per day of gross natural gas processing capacity.
Phillips 66’s Chemicals business is conducted through its 50 percent interest
in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of
olefins and polyolefins with more than 30 billion pounds of net annual
chemicals processing capacity across its product lines. For more information,
visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

About The Center for America

The Center for America (www.centerforamerica.org) is a non-profit organization
founded in 2004 that focuses its national efforts on educating and empowering
the public about barriers to free enterprise, the need for expanded skills
training and job creation, and the impact of lawsuit abuse on reducing job
creation.

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Contact:

Phillips 66
Dean Acosta, 832-765-1027
dean.acosta@p66.com
or
Center for America
Todd Young, 770-317-2423
todd@centerforamerica.org
 
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