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.
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. (Note: there are tax credits available to businesses that hire veterans.)
You can visit the www.hirevets.gov website to review specific 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. You can download a detailed award criteria checklist, along with sample applications, here.
HIREVets.gov will solicit nominations starting on or before January 31, 2019. Applications must be received by April 30.
You can signup here to get updates on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, including news about when the application process opens.
You can view a list of 2018 businesses that received the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award here. You can sort the list by employer location or size, or search by company name.