US Department of Labor accepting 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award applications
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Veterans' Employment and Training Service is accepting applications for the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, presented annually to employers that meet standards for excellence in the recruitment, hiring and retention of America’s military veterans.
Initiated by the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 and administered by VETS, the award recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations and large companies for leadership in promoting veterans’ employment. The open application period marks the beginning of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award cycle. Employers that receive the award in 2021 will join more than 1,000 employers that the department has recognized for their support of America’s veterans.
“America’s veterans put their exceptional training, skills and experience to work for employers throughout the nation,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training James Rodriguez. “The HIRE Vets Medallion Award recognizes employers – of all sizes across many industries – for helping these uniquely qualified workers become valued contributors to our nation’s workforce and economy.”
To complete the application process, employers must verify that their organization meets award requirements, pay the application fee and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment acts. Employers must apply by April 30, 2021.