HANOVER PARK RECEIVES 2021 HIRE VETS GOLD MEDALLION AWARD FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized the Village of Hanover Park as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. The Village of Hanover Park earned the Gold Award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
"Veterans are a diverse group of individuals who have excellent leadership skills and know how to work collaboratively. We are honored to be recognized by U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh for the commitment our to hiring and retention efforts," stated Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig who accepted the award for the Village.
The Village of Hanover Park joins 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.
Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program: The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
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