MOAA earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award from the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) for the third consecutive year.
The award recognizes the organization’s recruiting, employment, and retention of veterans. MOAA was one of 835 recipients of a medallion in the award’s fifth year. Honorees were announced Nov. 9.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award program was established by the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Act of 2017. Businesses and organizations are categorized by size; MOAA earned a Gold award in the medium-size tier, made up of employers with 51 to 499 employees.
To earn Gold, the awardee must have at least 7% of veterans among new hires in 2021, or retain at least 75% of the veterans hired in 2020 for at least 12 months. Also, at least 7% of the overall employee body must be comprised of veterans. More than 30% of MOAA’s staff is made up of veterans or military spouses.
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“We are thrilled that our efforts to hire veterans have been recognized at a high level,” said Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret), president and CEO of MOAA. “Their military experience and proven work ethic are crucial to our success and a natural fit for an organization whose mission is Never Stop Serving.”
Other Gold award winners include Carvana, Delta Air Lines, Verizon, and the City of Alpharetta, Ga. The full list of this year’s awardees is available at this link.