Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award to five employers in Alaska for their support in recruiting, employing, and retaining U.S. military veterans.
Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su announced award recipients during a ceremony at the department’s Washington headquarters where awardees were recognized for supporting veterans and their families.
“Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans as they help them develop meaningful, long-term careers,” said Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su. “From small-town businesses to Fortune 500 companies, these employers understand that veterans are uniquely qualified and dedicated employees who make significant contributions in the workplace.”
The creation of the award program followed the 2017 signing of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act.
In 2023, HIRE Vets Medallion Award recipients attested to meeting 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; and/or compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans.
The Gold Level Award recipients in Juneau:
|Goldbelt Security LLC||Juneau||Small|
The Gold Level Award recipients outside of Juneau:
|Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust||Anchorage||Medium|
|Silver Mountain Construction LLC||Palmer||Medium|