‘HIRE Vets’ Medallion Program

The Dept. of Labor has established the HIRE Vets program, in response to the  ‘HIRE Act (‘Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans’ ) signed in May 2017.

The voluntary program recognizes efforts by employers to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Eligible firms are recognized with a HIRE Vets Medallion Award at either Gold of Platinum level.

For a small business ( 50 employees or fewer) eligibility for a gold medallion requires either

7% of new hires are veterans, or

75% of veterans were retained and 7% overall veteran employees

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