By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Recently, Congressman Paul Cook attended the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing the meaningful and verifiable efforts undertaken by job creators to hire and retain veterans.
In 2017, President Trump signed into law Rep. Cook’s bill, H.R. 244, the HIRE American Military Veterans Act, creating the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. The HIRE Vets Act promotes private sector recruiting, hiring, and retaining of men and women who served honorably in the U.S. military through the voluntary participation of employers. The awards program recognizes employers who have truly demonstrated efforts to reach out and support our veterans searching for employment
Employers are evaluated based on a range of criteria, including:
Veteran hiring and retention
Availability of veteran-specific resources
Leadership programming for veterans
Dedicated human resources
Compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans
Applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on January 31, 2019. To learn more about applying for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program and Award, please visit www.HireVets.gov.