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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Latest Program News & Updates

December 2021

 - ETI Precision Recieves 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award From the U.S Department of Labor

Yahoo Finance – Dec. 10, 2021 - U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Electrical Test Instruments (ETI) Precision as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony, ... Electrical Test Instruments (ETI) Precision earned the platinum award for two consecutive years as a small employer. Recruiting and hiring veterans, as well as establishing resources for professional growth remains a commitment and pledge of ETI Precision leadership.

November 2021

 - Salem Law firm, notary recognized for efforts to hire veterans

Salem Reporter – Nov. 26, 2021 - Mark Ronning started Northwest Veterans Law in Salem after finding it difficult to convince civilian employers that his legal skills from the Army would translate to other jobs. A few weeks ago he found out that his firm, Northwest Veterans Law, was one of two local companies commended by the U.S. Department of Labor for encouraging the recruitment and professional development of veterans and active service members. The 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award… also went to local notary business Ondadottedline....

November 2021

 - Affirmity Clients Collectively Win 13 Platinum and Gold 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Honors 

Dallas (PRWEB) Nov. 17, 2021 - Annual list recognizing employers who invest in recruiting, employing, and retaining military veterans names 13 organizations supported by Affirmity with affirmative action reporting... “We’re delighted to see the fantastic work of these great businesses rewarded in this year’s HIRE Vets awardees list,” said Jeffery D. Lewis, Co-Managing Director…


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%
Percentage of veterans who were retained 85% 75%
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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