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The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Trademasters Service, Inc. received the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing its commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The company earned the Gold Medium Award, and is one of only 239 recipients this year.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal-level award for veterans’ employment. Recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award were evaluated on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs.
In 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, creating the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. In issuing a Final Rule last year establishing criteria and processes for the program, the department announced that 2018 would be a demonstration of the program prior to full implementation in 2019.
Applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on January 31, 2019. For more about the HIRE Vets Medallion Program and Award, please visit www.HireVets.gov.