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. Review the criteria for the 2020 award cycle.
The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2019. 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.
|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: