November 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS) and a member of the Veterans Jobs Caucus, today commended the seven Missouri employers that were recognized by the Department of Labor’s (DOL) HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program for their contributions to veteran employment. The program was created under Blunt’s bipartisan Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Act, which established a tiered recognition program within DOL to award employers that make veterans hiring, retention, and career development a priority.
“Veterans have experience and skills that make them an ideal candidate for employers, but finding the right opportunity can be challenging as they transition from active duty to civilian life,” said Blunt. “The goal of this program is to highlight companies that provide benefits to help veterans succeed and recognize the advantages their military service brings to the workplace. As we prepare to mark Veterans Day, I’ll continue supporting legislation and programs, like HIRE Vets, that help us keep our promises to those who have served.”
Missouri recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award include:
The award is given to employers that meet certain criteria, including: the percentage of new hires, or the overall workforce, that is made up of veterans; the types of training and leadership development opportunities that are made available; other benefits and resources that are offered, such as tuition assistance; and other factors that demonstrate a commitment to supporting veterans throughout their post-military careers.
As Labor/HHS chairman, Blunt included resources for the program in the FY2021 funding bill released earlier today.