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Department of Labor awards program honors employers who hire and retain Veterans
This year’s awards, specifically titled The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration, will be used to finalize the permanent awards program beginning in 2019. According to the DoL, this inaugural round of awards will demonstrate the potential of the program to raise awareness of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program and enable more employers to garner recognition when the Program launches in 2019.
Employers wishing to be recognized can apply directly at www.hirevets.gov and fill out an electronic application. The application period opened Feb. 2 and will close April 30, 2018, or after the first 300 applications are received.
By law, the Department of Labor’s VETS’ mission is to prepare America’s Veterans, service members and their spouses for rewarding careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights, and promote their employment opportunities.
For more information about the awards program and other services, visit www.dol.gov/vets, follow @VETS_DOL, and join the conversation #HIREVets.
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