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.
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.
Medium Employer Requirements
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:
AND ONE of the following:
Must have ONE of the following: