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. Review the criteria for the 2020 award cycle.

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May 2019

2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Application Period Closed

The U.S. Department of Labor’s application period for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program has closed. Later this fall, the Department will recognize employers who qualified for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

Please stay tuned to HIREVets.gov as we move through the 2019 Program cycle and prepare for the 2020 Award cycle. In the meantime, you can review the application criteria here.

Employers seeking further information should subscribe to the HIRE Vets newsletter for updates, or contact HIREVets@dol.gov.

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HVMP In the News


U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Missouri's U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited an information technology company in O'Fallon, Missouri on Thursday to promote a program aimed at helping military veterans with employment opportunities. (via ktrs.com)


US Senator Roy Blunt, along with the US Secretary of Labor, was in O'Fallon Thursday honoring Winning Technologies for hiring veterans. The company is one of 200 across the country being honored for working with veterans. (via kmov4.com)

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2020. View the 2020 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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