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.
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.
Use the 2022 sample HIRE Vets Medallion Program Application forms to assist with planning for and filling out your online application.
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.
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.
TOOLKITS & MARKETING MATERIALS
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program factsheet includes information about the program, award criteria, timelines, fees, benefits, and key dates.
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.
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.
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.
Advertising Program Products
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 creating one of these tablecloths, 10’ by 10’ backdrop, or 81” x 33.375” pop-up banners.
Please note, these files are visual representations only. You will need to contact the program office to obtain the actual files with enough resolution to produce a product.