U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie. A. Su recognized Silver Mountain Construction (SMC), a North Wind company, as one of the 859 recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor on November 8th, 2023. SMC earned the gold award after applying 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.
“In the current time of resource constraints, the veteran workforce has become an invaluable resource for employees that display strong leadership, teamwork, and a sense of pride in their workmanship. SMC appreciates being recognized as a company that has focused on recruiting and hiring veterans.” said Tom Selmer, President & General Manager of Silver Mountain Construction.
Silver Mountain Construction joins 858 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 2023 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 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
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