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HIRE Vets 
Medallion Program

Recognizing employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s heroes.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Recipients

Gold and Platinum HVMP Award medallions

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 2023 award cycle.

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Dan Tough Vermont recieves 2022 Hire Vets Medallion Award from USDOL

VB Vermont Biz – Nov. 11, 2022 - Just ahead of Veterans Day, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Martin J. Walsh, recognized Darn Tough Vermont as one of the recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. Darn Tough earned the Gold award – and is the only Vermont company to receive this recognition....

ALLO receives 2022 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S Department of Labor

The Waverly News – Nov. 14, 2022 - U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized ALLO as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.... ALLO leaders recognize that our Guard, Reserve and Veterans teammates have a huge impact on helping us successfully serve our communities,” said Todd Heyne, ALLO chief construction officer and Navy veteran..

DroneShield recieves HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award

Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter- Nov. 17, 2022 - DroneShield earned the HIRE Vets Gold award (as a small employer) for its efforts and commitment to supporting veteran employment on its team. “We’re honoured to receive this HIRE Vets recognition by the Department of Labor and Secretary Walsh,” said Matt McCrann, US CEO of DroneShield. “We’re proud of each of our veterans…

Local organization honored for hiring,retaining veterans

Yahoo News - Springfield News-Sun, Ohio – Nov. 18, 2022 - he Abilities Connection (TAC) has received its fifth consecutive U.S. Department of Labor Award for hiring and retaining veteran employees. "The veterans on the TAC Team are tremendous assets to our organization," said CEO Jim Zahora…

Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2023. View the 2023 timeline. To get started, select your company size below to view the gold and platinum award criteria or download a table with all criteria.

A table listing the Gold and Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Program award criteria for medium employers
Medium Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Platinum MedallionPlatinum HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 10% 7%
OR    
Percentage of veterans who were retained 85% 75%
AND    
Veteran employee percentage 10% 7%
Veteran integration assistance programs

Must have BOTH of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program

AND ONE of the following:

  • Human resources veterans’ initiative
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program

Must have ONE of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program
Application Fee $190 $190

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