Do You Know About the DoL's HIRE Vets Medallion Award?
Many recognized business leaders advocate hiring veterans as a good business practice. These business leaders know from experience that veterans often bring the following attributes and characteristics to the workplace:
- Proven Leadership
- Mission-Focused Approach
- Technical Skills
- Strong Work Ethic
- And Many Other Strengths.
Here at RecruitMilitary, we've been celebrating and championing those characteristics for decades. That's why we wanted to tell you about an opportunity to promote your brand in the veteran community: The U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes employers. This program recognizes employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain America’s veterans.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award selection includes rigorous criteria that demonstrate an employers’ long-term commitment to veteran employment. Award recipients range from small businesses and community-based nonprofits to larger companies.
RecruitMilitary is a proud HIRE Vets Medallion awardee three years running! Let us help you become one too.
VETERAN EMPLOYMENT FACTS
- In 2020, 18.5 million men and women were veterans, accounting for about 7% of the civilian population age 18 and over. Of all veterans, 1 in 10 were women.
- Approximately 48% of the veteran population is in the workforce, nearly 9 million workers, which is less than 6% of the total workforce.
- Each year there are nearly 200,000 service members transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce.
- Within the military there are over 1,100 career specialties.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
WHAT IS THE HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD?
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award recognizes employers who are committed to hiring and retaining veterans in meaningful, long-term careers. Veterans benefit from career growth, and employers gain dedicated employees who make significant contributions with continued service in business.
Show the veteran community that your organization takes veteran hiring and retention seriously. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal award of its kind, recognizing an organization’s dedication to hiring and retaining veterans in meaningful, long-term careers.
The DoL makes it easy to spread the word to the veteran community! Awardees will receive digital promotional assets, including press kits, graphics, event invitations, and more.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Visit HIREVets.gov to learn about the application process and criteria.