U.S. Department of Labor opens applications for HIRE Vets Medallion Award


The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the application period to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, which honors companies for their commitment ot veterans, is open.

This program recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations, and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. Applying for the award can be done by clicking here.

“With their proven leadership, determination, and dedication, America’s veterans strengthen our nation’s workforce,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “The HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes job creators who understand the value a veteran brings to any job or organization, and demonstrate a true commitment to veteran hiring and professional development.”

Applicants are evaluated based on a range of criteria including veteran hiring and retention rates, and the availability of veteran-specific resources, leadership programs, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs. To complete the application process, job creators must verify that their company meets the award requirements, pay the application fee, and ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act (VEVRAA).

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

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