November 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Statement Regarding Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia today issued the following statement regarding Veterans Day:

“Every year on this day, Americans across the country put aside their daily activities to honor the sacrifice and bravery of our nation’s veterans. We at the Department of Labor join our fellow Americans in saluting the men and women of the armed forces for their defense of our cherished freedoms.

November 6, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Presents 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded 427 employers from around the nation for recruiting, employing and retaining America's veterans. The award recipients attest to hiring more than 52,000 veterans since 2017.

The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

September 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Contract to Assist Veterans In Transition to Civilian Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment & Training Services (VETS) today announced a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) contract to provide employment-related transition services, such as classroom instruction, personalized career transition assistance and apprenticeship placement services to approximately 200,000 transitioning service members annually at military installations worldwide.

September 6, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Actions to Assist Americans Impacted By Hurricane Dorian

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced actions it is taking to assist Americans in states affected by Hurricane Dorian.

"The U.S. Department of Labor is actively engaged in Administration-wide efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian," said Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella. "As Americans from across the country rally to help each other, the Department of Labor is committed to supporting recovery efforts."

U.S. Department of Labor actions taken regarding Hurricane Dorian include the following:

August 8, 2019

New U.S. Department of Labor Guidance Helps Employers Manage Pension Obligations for Uniformed Service Members Returning To Work

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) has released a fact sheet to help employers better understand their responsibilities toward reemployed service members under the pension provisions of the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and related regulations.

June 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of $48.1 Million In Grants for Workforce Reintegration of Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced the awarding of 149 Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants totaling $48.1 million. This funding will provide workforce reintegration services for more than 18,000 homeless veterans.

April 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Week to Apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor reminds the nation’s job creators they have one week left to submit their application for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The application period for the inaugural award closes on April 30, 2019.

April 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding for Cooperative Agreements to Assist Veterans and Transitioning Servicemembers Attain Occupational Licenses

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $2.5 million for cooperative agreements with partnerships that will work to increase and expedite attainment of state occupational licenses by veterans and transitioning servicemembers. Through this funding opportunity, the Department expects to award one to three cooperative agreements for between $750,000 and $2,500,000; and the projects will have a three-year period of performance. 

March 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Encourages Employers To Apply for 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor reminds the nation's job creators they have until April 30, 2019, to submit an application for an Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Award.

The award recognizes employers ranging from small businesses, non-profit organizations, and large businesses for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans.

March 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $13.5 Million In Grants to Help Homeless Veterans Re-enter Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced the availability of approximately $13.5 million in Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants.

January 31, 2019

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

WASHINGTON, DC – 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. To apply for the award, visit HireVets.gov.

January 3, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Departure of Acting Assistant Secretary for Veterans Employment and Training Service

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the resignation of Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Matthew Miller, effective January 3, 2019.

November 8, 2018

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

WASHINGTON, DC – 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.

July 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of $47,600,000 In Training Grants to Help Homeless Veterans Re-enter the Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the award of 163 Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants totaling $47,600,000. This funding will provide workforce reintegration services to more than 18,000 homeless veterans.

"While serving in the military, veterans learn many skills desired in today's workforce," said Secretary Acosta. "These grants will help thousands of homeless veterans reintegrate themselves into society and secure good jobs."

June 28, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Unveils Resource for Military Spouses

WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Trump's Executive Order Enhancing Noncompetitive Civil Service Appointments of Military Spouses, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) today announced the launch of a professional license and credential finder portal for military spouses.

April 30, 2018

HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Completes Application Goal

WASHINGTON, DC – 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.

April 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $12 Million In Grants to Help Veterans Overcome Homelessness and Secure Employment

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced today the availability of approximately $12 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants to provide veterans with job-driven training to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.

January 18, 2018

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

WASHINGTON, DC – 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.

November 9, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Announces HIRE Vets Medallion Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its Final Rule for the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act. The law, signed by President Trump in May, creates the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which will recognize companies and organizations for their efforts to recruit and retain America’s military service veterans.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program will launch as a demonstration in 2018 with about 300 participating employers. It will be fully implemented in 2019.

August 18, 2017

Next Step Announced for HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program

WASHINGTON, DC – 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.