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. Apply now.

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January 2021


Grand Rapids Business Journal – Jan. 22, 2021 – Stiles Machinery for the second year in a row is the recipient of the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award from the United States Department of Labor





January 2021

Registration open for 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program 

Dothan Eagle – Jan. 13, 2021 - The Hire Vets Medallion Program is an official program of the U.S. Department of Labor and launches on January 31. Employers interested in applying for the 2021 program may now create or update existing accounts in preparation of the program's launch. ... In 2020, 25 Alabama companies received the HIRE Vets Medallion Award and more than 1,000 employers have been recognized nationally.…



January 2021

HIRE Vets Award Officially Open for Registration

OFCCP Week In Review – Jan. 11, 2021 - The Veterans' Employment and Training Service alerted the public that registration is now open for the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program. The Program officially launches on January 31, 2021; however, interested employers may now create or update an existing account in preparation for the application window (January 31, 2021 – April 30, 2021). The U.S. Department of Labor awards the HIRE Vets Medallion to recognize… 



January 2021

U.S. Dept. of Labor recognizes three Idaho businesses for supporting veterans

Idaho Press – Jan. 9, 2021 - National Native American Construction Inc. of Coeur d' Alene, Independence Indoor Shooting of Meridian and Treasure Valley Advanced Concepts LLC of Nampa each received a 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award. This U.S. Department of Labor program recognizes U.S. employers for recruiting, hiring and retaining America's veterans. 
A press release announced the awards were presented in November at a virtual ceremony …

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2021. View the 2021 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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