The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federally recognized awards program, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. “The recipients of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans and helping them develop meaningful long-term careers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “From small-town businesses to Fortune 500 companies, these employers understand that veterans are uniquely qualified and dedicated employees who make significant contributions in the workplace.”
The purpose of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program is to recognize employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran-specific benefits to improve retention. Award recipients will have the opportunity to utilize the medallion in the marketing of their firm as a veteran-friendly business when hiring and in efforts to attract additional business. These medallions can be used for your website, social media, and other marketing platforms and materials. Veterans leaving the service, and Veterans who have already exited, can access the website to see who in their local area supports Veteran hires, creating a ready-made talent pool.