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. Register now.

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November 2020

Digital Defense, Inc. Receives 2020 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award for Second Consecutive Year

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – November 19th, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recently recognized Digital Defense, Inc., a leader in vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions, as one of 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor on November 10, 2020. The Honoring Investments in...

November 2020

FedPoint gets federal recognition for hiring veterans

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire – November 18th, 2020 — FedPoint, located at Pease International Tradeport, was presented with the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award by the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts in hiring and retaining veterans in the workplace. This is the second year FedPoint... was awarded the HIRE Vets medallion, the only federal-level veterans' employment award...

November 2020

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Awarded HIRE Vets Medallion Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 17th, 2020 — Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical was honored with the 2020 United States Department of Labor's Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Award. This award marks Hiller's third consecutive recognition since the program's inception in 2018. The HIRE Vets Medallion award is...

November 2020

Guidehouse Receives 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award

ExecutiveGov.com – November 17th, 2020 - Guidehouse has been awarded the 2020 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Gold Medallion Award, the company reported on Tuesday. "We are proud and honored to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a HIRE Vets Medallion Award recipient for our commitment to our nation's veterans," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse...


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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2021. View the 2021 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%
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
Application Fee $90 $90

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