Medallion Program

Shining a light on employers who hire our nation’s heroes.

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Honoring the Employers who
Hire our Nation's Heroes

The Department of Labor is establishing this program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, or HIRE Vets Act. President Donald J. Trump signed the act into law May 5, 2017.


About the Program

HIRE Vets recognizes employers who recruit and retain our heroes.


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Learn how to get involved with veteran hiring.

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Latest Program News & Updates

October 2018

New HIRE Vets Medallion Program Resources Available

New resources have been added to HIREVets.gov to help us spread the word on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. These include numerous graphics and widgets that can be downloaded for use on your website or favorite social media platform to advocate for the program. In preparation for the 2019 Application Period, our existing program information resources have also been updated to provide you with the latest on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. Throughout the remainder of 2018 new content will be continuously revised and provided to assist with preparation of applications for the new award year.

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor is not currently accepting applications for the 2018 Program Demonstration, but will begin accepting 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion award applications in January. View the 2019 timeline. To get started, select your company size below to view the gold and platinum award criteria or download a table with all criteria. For additional details about this program read the Act and the program rule.

Small Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Platinum  MedallionPlatinum HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 10% 7%
Percentage of veterans who were retained 85% 75%
Veteran employee percentage 10% 7%
Veteran integration assistance programs

Must have at least TWO of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program
  • Human resources veterans’ initiative
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program

“The Department of Labor looks forward to shining the spotlight on employers who make hiring veterans a priority and encouraging other employers to hire our nation's heroes.”

Alexander Acosta

United States Secretary of Labor

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