Platinum or Gold:  DOL Announces New Program Under HIRE Vets Act

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new program under the recently signed HIRE Vets...

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 12 2017
Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new program under the recently signed HIRE Vets Act to recognize employers taking a proactive approach to recruiting and employing Veterans. When announcing the program, newly appointed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said, “…veterans have a wide range of abilities that make them tremendous assets for the American economy and for any employer.”

Large employers can receive a Platinum or Gold level award, and there is a separate category for small to mid-size companies. The awards will be presented annually in conjunction with Veterans Day activities.

Considerations for the awards include:

  • Establishment of Veterans’ assistance and training programs
  • Percentage of employees who are Veterans and who are retained
  • Employment of dedicated human resources professionals for Veterans
  • Income and tuition support for Veterans

More information about the program is available in the DOL press release.

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Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
As Managing Consultant for Berkshire, Sonia Chapin is responsible for the development and implementation of affirmative action planning.

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