Release Date: November 9, 2022
VSO RECEIVES 2022 HIRE VETS PLATINUM MEDALLION AWARD FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
[NOKESVILLE, VA] – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized VSO as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. VSO earned the platinum award for the second year in a row and previously won gold. 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.
“VSO has consistently applied for and won the Dept of Labor’s Hire Vets Award to give confidence to any Veteran looking into VSO or considering working for VSO the assurance that they will be working for a company that meets the stringent standards required by the DOL,” says Duke Birch, Director of Veterans Programs.
“Displaying this medallion also increases the awareness of the value that Veterans bring to VSO, to our partners, other employers, and any organization that is wise enough to hire them.”
VSO joins 834 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 2022 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. VSO is proud to stand next to more than 1,400 employers who have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
For more information about VSO’s veteran hiring initiatives please visit our website here.
Virtual Service Operations is a U.S.-based managed services and engineering firm for infrastructure, cloud, and hybrid environments. Our military veteran workforce provides reliable, secure, and cost-effective solutions for companies in need of a flexible, affordable approach to hybrid architecture and data management.
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 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2023. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov. There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.