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.

Through the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, the Department will recognize employers of all sizes – ranging from small businesses and non-profit organizations to large businesses – for their leadership in recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans.

Applications for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award are evaluated on a range of criteria that include veteran hiring and retention rates, as well as the availability of veteran-specific resources, leadership programs, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs. To apply, employers must meet and verify award requirements, complete the online application on, pay the application fee, and ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).

President Donald J. Trump signed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) into law on May 5, 2017, creating the only federal-level award that recognizes the commitment of job creators to hire America’s veterans.

To learn more and apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, please visit Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Published on Apr. 23, 2019

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  1. Caroline D'Innocenzo May 3, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Did anyone get the link to work? I did not but would still like to apply.

  2. Larry April 29, 2019 at 5:34 am

    This is really nice. Thanks for this

  3. U Tak April 27, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    3 days away from the deadline & the site is still down. Do we need to use a specific browser?

  4. Alfredo E Nudi April 26, 2019 at 7:46 am

    The Lowe’ corporation certainly is a major supporter of Veterans by recognizing its employees that have served by dressing them in camp vests with “Veteran” patches. They also support all veterans by giving a 10% discount for all purchases and an extra discount on certain veteran holidays. I know because I am one of those honored employees.

  5. Tommy T. Osborne April 25, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    The link to apply doesn’t work. Please extend the deadline until five days after the link is operational

    • Ray Wood April 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      WTFO? Can they not get anything right? The site is down because no one is monitoring it to get results. Somebody says post this, somebody else post it, but nobody is assigned to check/monitor it. Gotta love it, Murphy is alive and functioning at VA.

  6. Tommy T. Osborne April 25, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Thelink to apply doesn’t work. Please extend the deadline until five days after the link is operational

  7. joseph t. botz April 25, 2019 at 8:45 am

    I have a small business, four regular employees, two still in active Army Reserve, one Army reserve veteran, and one Navy reserve veteran (that be me). I have a part time employee (occasional) who is retired Tn. Natl. Guard and Marine Corps vet.
    Our accountant is Viet Nam Marine Corps vet. I don’t & won’t hire any one but reservists or vets. Seems to have worked for 35 years.

  8. Jamaal Hosein April 25, 2019 at 7:27 am

    The link in the third paragraph is not correct it’s a hyperlink leading to : :

    Alternatively you can just type in: which is up and functioning properly.

  9. richard vanina April 25, 2019 at 1:18 am

    I would like to open my trade school back up with out being forced into the babysitting business by a modern day slaver

  10. Kevin Bryan Amburn April 25, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Meritor has 40 vets and they want more and they take care of us.Morristown tn

  11. Shirley Brown April 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I am the widow of a veteran would I qualify for a job?

  12. Sean Haggerty April 24, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Link is broken…FYI

  13. Floyd Wayne Pace April 24, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I’m a plumber an pipe fitter of 40 years would like to teach a some of my tricks of the trade

  14. Clay Harper April 24, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I’am a veteran and when I was discharged from the military it was hard for me to find a stable job. I bounced from endless jobs, even losing my marriage. I eventually landed a good paying job at FedEx express. Now three years in and loving every minute of it. I look back now what would’ve happened if Fedex didn’t hire me, but things are looking up I have a career and a goal set for my future. I thank the US Army for everything that it has taught me, and Fedex for putting its trust in stubborn veterans like me.

    • A. Holgate April 25, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Nice job Clay. Good hard, rewarding work that we all know about.

      Helps keep our mind at ease when we work hard.

      Keep the good luck going and you’ll get that Supervisor position!

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