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Businesses Employing Veterans Could Be Eligible for Federal Recognition Award

Businesses Employing Veterans Could Be Eligible for Federal Recognition Award

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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. (Note: there are tax credits available to businesses that hire veterans.)

Is Your Business Eligible for a 2019 Award?

You can visit the 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.

How and When to Apply 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.

2018 Award Recipients

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.

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. 

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Published on January 14, 2019