Last updated: October 1, 2018

Welcome to the HIREVets resources webpage. This page is the primary outlet for employers to receive information from VETS about hiring veterans. The content on this page is updated regularly.

Program Information

Criteria Table

The criteria for recognition within the HIRE Vets Medallion Program varies by level (platinum or gold) and employer size (large, medium, or small). For more details about the criteria and to download a criteria table visit here.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Criteria Table Graphic

Sample Forms

Use the 2019 sample HIRE Vets Medallion Program Application forms to assist with planning for and filling out your online application.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Sample Forms


The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act) was signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017. Pursuant to the Act, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) developed and formalized the HIRE Vets Medallion Program to recognize employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans. A copy of the law is available here.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Law

Final Rule

The Secretary announced the Final Rule (20 C.F.R. § 1011) on November 9, 2017 and it became effective in January 2018. This final rule sets out the criteria for the different categories and levels of HIRE Vets Medallion Awards, the award application process, and the award fees. A copy of the Final Rule is available here.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Final Rule



The HIRE Vets Medallion Program factsheet includes information about the program, award criteria, timelines, fees, benefits, and key dates.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Factsheet

Hiring Toolkit

Designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Criteria Hiring Toolkit


Help us get the word out about the program on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. The toolkit provides information on how you can get involved and spread the word.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Criteria Digital Toolkit

Graphics & Widgets

Help us spread the word on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program—the only federal level award to recognize employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans—by posting a graphic or widget on your website or favorite social media platform.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Graphics

Related Websites

The US Department of Labor VETS brings together job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, opportunities in top trending industry sectors.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

VETS serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

American Job Center

Your source for career exploration, training & jobs. Find information on local help, workforce development, employement and training programs, community services and unemployement benefits.