The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded 427 employers from around the nation for recruiting, employing and retaining America’s Veterans. The award recipients attest to hiring more than 52,000 Veterans since 2017.

The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“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.”

HIRE Vets Act

In 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) of 2017. In 2018, the Department conducted a Program Demonstration and recognized 239 employers in anticipation of the official program’s launch in 2019.

Learn more about the HIRE Vets Medallion recipients, which include small businesses, community-based nonprofits and national corporations.

Recipients of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards attested to meeting the rigorous employment and Veteran integration assistance criteria, including Veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of Veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for Veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; and/or compensation and tuition assistance programs for Veterans.

Applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on January 31, 2020. For more information about the HIRE Vets Medallion, or assistance with applying, please visit www.HireVets.gov.

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