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HIRE Vets
Medallion Program

Recognizing employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s heroes.

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Honoring the Employers who
Hire our Nation's Heroes

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Apply now.

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March 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, IRS AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT CORONAVIRUS-RELATED PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES TO SWIFTLY RECOVER THE COST OF PROVIDING CORONAVIRUS-RELATED LEAVE

Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.


March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.


January 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR NOW ACCEPTING 2020 HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD APPLICATIONS

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it is accepting employer applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The HIRE Vets Award Program recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans. The application deadline is April 30, 2020.

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HVMP In the News

11/11/2019

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the HIRE Vets Medallion to 28 companies from Pennsylvania for recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans last week. The nationwide award recipients hired more than 52,000 veterans since 2017. (via The Times)

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2020. View the 2020 timeline. To get started, select your company size below to view the gold and platinum award criteria or download a table with all criteria.

Small Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Platinum  MedallionPlatinum HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 10% 7%
OR    
Percentage of veterans who were retained 85% 75%
AND    
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
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Application Fee $90 $90

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