November 06, 2019
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 announced that seven Missouri employers were recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL) 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 the skills and experience that would benefit all types of employers, but finding the right job opportunity can be a major hurdle in their transition from active duty to civilian life,” said Blunt. “The goal of this program is to help veterans focus their job search efforts on companies that offer benefits to help them succeed and recognize the value their military service brings to the workplace. The companies recognized today are going above and beyond to hire and retain veterans. As a member of the Veterans Job Caucus, I’ll continue working to ensure we have policies in place that help our nation’s heroes find the good-paying jobs they deserve.”
Missouri recipients of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award include:
The award is given to employers that meet certain criteria, including: what percentage of new hires, or the overall workforce, is made up of veterans; what types of training and leadership development opportunities are made available; what other benefits and resources are offered, such as tuition assistance; and other factors that demonstrate a commitment to supporting veterans throughout their post-military careers.
Blunt secured resources for the program in this year’s Senate Labor/HHS funding bill.