On November 6, 2019, Lunarline, Inc. was selected as a 2019 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award recipient. The awards ceremony was held at the Great Hall at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. It was hosted by VETS Deputy Assistant Secretary Sam Shellenberger. The Keynote Speaker was U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Commanding General Major General James W. Bierman Jr.
As the only veteran hiring award at the federal level, the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Program implements the requirements of Public Law 115-31, the HIRE Vets Act of 2017 signed by President Donald J. Trump in May 2017.
By meeting the criteria required for a Platinum Medallion Award, Lunarline, Inc. demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is an employer recognition program administered by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). Through the program, VETS accepts voluntary applications from employers for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award beginning on January 31 of each calendar year. The award recognizes employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran specific benefits to improve retention.
Additional information about the Final Rule and the HIRE Vets Medallion Program can be found at HIREVets.gov.