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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.

On January 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the launch of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration — an effort that will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration

This year’s application is for the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration and is limited to the first 300 successfully submitted applications. The purpose of this demonstration is to conduct a test of the application, review, and award processes for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program under the HIRE Vets Act, which will launch in 2019. As such, the application and the accompanying instructions reference the HIRE Vets Medallion Program regulations at 20 CFR part 1011. The demonstration will follow the policies set forth in the regulations. Thus, to the extent that the regulations are referenced, the regulation language is being incorporated in the application and the accompanying instructions in order to fully test the process. For more information about the demonstration, please see the FAQ Page.

 

About the Program

HIRE Vets recognizes employers who recruit and retain our heroes.

Register to Apply

Fill out the online application by April 30, 2018 to qualify for a medallion.

 

Get Involved

Learn how to get involved with veteran hiring.

Program Criteria

The Department of Labor is currently accepting applications. To get started, select your company size below to view the gold and platinum award criteria. For additional details about this program read the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Final rule.

Large 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 integration assistance programs

Must have ALL of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program
  • Dedicated human resources professional(s)
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program

Must have BOTH of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program

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“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.”

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