HIRE Vets 
Medallion Program

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

Congratulations to our 2023 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.

Latest Program News & Updates

US Department of Labor announces five Alaska employers as recipients of the 2023 HIRE

Local First Media Group - Nov. 8, 2023 - “Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans as they help them develop"

5 New Hampshire Businesses Awarded 2023 HIRE Vets Medallions | Concord, NH Patch

Patch - Nov. 8, 2023 - CONCORD, NH — Five New Hampshire companies have received HIRE Vets Medallion Awards for 2023. According to acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, the

US Department of Labor honors 859 US employers for commitment to employing veterans

U.S. Department of Labor - Nov. 8, 2023 - Presented annually, the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans' employment award. Since the program's 2018 inception, more than

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





Percentage of veterans who were retained





Veteran employee percentage



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



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