Program News & Updates

Last updated: May 1, 2019

May 2019 - Program News

2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Application Period Closed

The U.S. Department of Labor’s application period for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program has closed. Later this fall, the Department will recognize employers who qualified for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

Please stay tuned to HIREVets.gov as we move through the 2019 Program cycle and prepare for the 2020 Award cycle. In the meantime, you can review the application criteria here.

Employers seeking further information should subscribe to the HIRE Vets newsletter for updates, or contact HIREVets@dol.gov.

February 21, 2019 - Media Mention

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Missouri's U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited an information technology company in O'Fallon, Missouri on Thursday to promote a program aimed at helping military veterans with employment opportunities. (via ktrs.com)

February 21, 2019 - Media Mention

US Senator Roy Blunt, along with the US Secretary of Labor, was in O'Fallon Thursday honoring Winning Technologies for hiring veterans. The company is one of 200 across the country being honored for working with veterans. (via kmov4.com)

January 2019 - Program News

U.S. Department of Labor Opens Application Period for HIRE Vets Program

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that as of today, January 31, 2019, the application period is open for job creators to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award. This program recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations, and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans.

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January 2019 - Program News

Account Registration for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program is Open

Employers interested in applying for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program may now create accounts in preparation for the program launch on January 31. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who recruit, retain, and employ veterans.

November 2018 - Program News

U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award Recipients

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing job creators for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

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October 2018 - Program News

New HIRE Vets Medallion Program Resources Available

New resources have been added to HIREVets.gov to help us spread the word on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. These include numerous graphics and widgets that can be downloaded for use on your website or favorite social media platform to advocate for the program. In preparation for the 2019 Application Period, our existing program information resources have also been updated to provide you with the latest on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. Throughout the remainder of 2018 new content will be continuously revised and provided to assist with preparation of applications for the new award year.

June 2018 - Program News

2018 Program Demonstration Continues

Review of the 300 applications submitted as part of the 2018 Program Demonstration is currently underway. VETS will be reaching out to some employers for additional clarification on responses contained in their applications in order to make a final determination on whether the employer will be awarded a HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award. Notice of expected award will be sent out to employers in October, with the official announcement of award recipients to follow in November on Veterans Day.

We encourage you to stay tuned to HIREVets.gov for updates as we complete the 2018 Program Demonstration cycle and you begin to prepare for the 2019 Award cycle.

April 2018 - Program News

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Completes Application Goal

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration has reached its application goal, and the registration period is now closed. This November, the Department will recognize employers who qualified for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award.

The program demonstration enabled up to 300 employers to apply and prepare those who registered for an account on the HIREVets.gov website.

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January 2018 - Program News

U.S. Department of Labor Launches HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration — an effort that will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

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August 2017 - Program News

Next Step Announced for HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced it is accepting public comments on the criteria for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register today.

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May 2017 - Program News

US Department of Labor to establish HIRE Vets Medallion Program

The U.S. Department of Labor announced it will establish the HIRE Vets Medallion Program to recognize employers who recruit, retain, and employ veterans, and who offer charitable services in support of the veteran community. The department is establishing the 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 today.

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