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.
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||Platinum||Gold|
|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:
“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.”
United States Secretary of Labor