Medallion Program

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

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 2024 award cycle.

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Latest Program News & Updates

N.C. winery continues to make veterans a major part of its business model - pennlive.com

Penn Live - Jan. 29, 2024 - “A North Carolina winery that emphasizes the hiring of veterans got more recognition for its initiative last month. Haze Gray Vineyards, located in the small community of Stony Knoll, won the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor.... for hiring and retaining veterans and putting programs in place for veterans. This isn't its first; Haze Gray won the Gold Medallion in 2020."

ECVC Receives 2023 HIRE VETS Medallion Award from US Dept. of Labor - WITN

WITN - Jan. 5, 2024 ECVC’s commitment to our Veterans continues as we have been awarded the Department of Labor’s HIRE Veterans Gold Medallion for our fifth straight year. Our practices of hiring Veterans over the years have become a culture normalcy here at ECVC...

Cedar Hill Receives Prestigious 2023 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award for Exemplary...

Focus Daily News -Jan. 3, 2024 - Cedar Hill’s Mayor Stephen Mason also expressed gratitude for the recognition, concluding, “Cedar Hill is honored to be acknowledged with the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. We are committed to creating a workplace that not only values our veterans but actively supports their professional growth and success.

Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2024. View the 2024 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

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