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Businesses Employing Veterans Could be Eligible for Federal Award

By: Daniel Larson

If your business employs veterans, you might be eligible for a HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Businesses that earn this award are recognized for their leadership in recruiting, employing and retaining veterans.

About HIRE Vets

Created in 2017, President Trump signed into law the Honoring Investments Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, more commonly known as HIRE Vets. The program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor and while it is not a monetary award, it is the only federal award program that recognizes businesses for their commitment to veteran careers.

Is Your Business Eligible for an Award?

You can review program criteria and determine whether your business is eligible for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award. There are awards for small, mid-sized and large employers.

How and When to Apply

Visit the HIRE Vets website for deadlines and how to apply. You'll need to register your organization in order to apply.

You can sign up here to get updates on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, including news about when the application process opens.

Past Award Recipients

You can view businesses that have received the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award here. You can sort the list by employer location or size, or search by company name.

Need Help?

You can find answers to FAQs about the HIRE Vets Medallion Program here. If you have questions, contact us online or call 800.899.4623 for help.

This article was originally published in January 2019 and was updated in March 2024.

Published March 22, 2024

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