US Department of Labor announces five Alaska employers as recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards

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 department will open the 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards application process on Jan. 31, 2024.

Learn more about the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.

Learn more about the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

The Gold Level Award recipients in Juneau:

EmployerCityOrganization Size
Goldbelt IncorporatedJuneauMedium
Goldbelt Security LLCJuneauSmall

The Gold Level Award recipients outside of Juneau:

EmployerCityOrganization Size
Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training TrustAnchorageMedium
Chenega CorporationAnchorageLarge
Silver Mountain Construction LLCPalmerMedium