HIRE Vets

Medallion Program

Shining a light on employers who hire our nation's heroes.

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HIRE Vets Medallions

Honoring the Employers who Hire our Nation's Heroes

The Department of Labor is establishing the HIRE Vets 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 looks forward to shining the spotlight on employers who make hiring veterans a priority and encouraging other employers to hire our nation's heroes."

U.S. Secretary of Labor
Alexander Acosta

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

Get Ready to Apply

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

Small Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold HIRE Vets Platinum  MedallionPlatinum
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 7% 10%
OR
Percentage of veterans who were retained 75% 85%
AND
Veteran employee percentage 7% 10%
Human resources veterans' initiative N/A

Must have at least TWO of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program
  • Veteran-focused human resource initiatives
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program
Medium Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold HIRE Vets Platinum MedallionPlatinum
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 7% 10%
OR
Percentage of veterans who were retained 75% 85%
AND
Veteran employee percentage 7% 10%
Human resources veterans' initiative

Must have ONE of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program

Must have BOTH of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program

AND ONE of the following:

  • Veteran-focused human resource initiatives
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program
Large Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold HIRE Vets Platinum MedallionPlatinum
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 7% 10%
Percentage of veterans who were retained 75% 85%
Human resources veterans' initiative

Must have BOTH of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program

Must have ALL of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program
  • Human resource veterans initiative
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program

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