U.S. Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Completes Application Goal

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Washington, DC - - (April 30, 2018) - - 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.

“Our veterans possess the skills necessary to excel in today’s workplace,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration provides an important opportunity to reenergize employers who are supporting the heroes who have served our nation.”

The full HIRE Vets Medallion Program opens for applications in January 2019 and was established through the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) signed by President Trump in May 2017. The program will recognize large, medium, and small employers each November as we honor Veterans Day.

Employers seeking further information should visit www.HIREVets.gov for updates, or contact HIREVETS@dol.gov .