November 9, 2022 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized COMSO, Inc. as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIREVets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. COMSO earned the platinum award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
“COMSO is very passionate about giving back to our community and, most importantly, to our veterans. These men and women have dedicated part of their lives to defend our country and our freedom; it is an honor to be able to give them something in return. We are proud to employ veterans and provide them with an opportunity to grow and start a career.” – Jacqui Magnes, CEO
COMSO joins 834 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.
Recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet 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; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2023. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers(50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.