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HIRE Vets
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 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR NOW ACCEPTING 2020 HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD APPLICATIONS

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it is accepting employer applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The HIRE Vets Award Program recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans. The application deadline is April 30, 2020.

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HVMP In the News

11/11/2019

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the HIRE Vets Medallion to 28 companies from Pennsylvania for recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans last week. The nationwide award recipients hired more than 52,000 veterans since 2017. (via The Times)

11/11/2019

Gary / Chicago International Airport (GYY) received the prestigious HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an honor bestowed by the United States Department of Labor that recognizes job creators that recruit, employ and retain veterans’ who have served our country. (via AviationPros)

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2020. View the 2020 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%
OR    
Percentage of veterans who were retained 85% 75%
AND    
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
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Application Fee $90 $90

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