Honoring the Employers who
Hire our Nation's Heroes
The Department of Labor is establishing this program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, or HIRE Vets Act. President Donald J. Trump signed the Act into law May 5, 2017.
The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2019. View the 2019 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||Platinum||Gold|
|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:
“America's veterans are proven leaders who bring skills, dedication, and determination to our nation's workforce. To earn a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, job creators must demonstrate a solid commitment to providing veterans with the opportunity to build a meaningful career. This program recognizes a standard for excellence in veterans hiring, and helps veterans identify employers who are committed to advancing veterans in the workplace.”
United States Secretary of Labor