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.


About the Program

HIRE Vets recognizes employers who recruit and retain our heroes.


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Latest Program News & Updates

June 2018

2018 Program Demonstration Continues

Review of the 300 applications submitted as part of the 2018 Program Demonstration is currently underway. VETS will be reaching out to some employers for additional clarification on responses contained in their applications in order to make a final determination on whether the employer will be awarded a HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award. Notice of expected award will be sent out to employers in October, with the official announcement of award recipients to follow in November on Veterans Day.

We encourage you to stay tuned to HIREVets.gov for updates as we complete the 2018 Program Demonstration cycle and you begin to prepare for the 2019 Award cycle.

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor is not 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 Act and the program rule.

Small Employer RequirementsHIRE Vets Platinum  MedallionPlatinumHIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold
Percentage of new hires who are veterans10%7%
Percentage of veterans who were retained85%75%
Veteran employee percentage10%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

“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.”

Alexander Acosta

United States Secretary of Labor

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