November 9, 2022 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Sharp Decisions as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.
Sharp Decisions earned the gold 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.
“Veterans are key to our success at Sharp Decisions,” said Karen Ross, CEO of Sharp Decisions. “Now nearing its 10th anniversary, our V.E.T.S.™ Program provides clients with talent from highly skilled and experienced veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce.”
Sharp Decisions 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.
Sharp Decisions’ V.E.T.S.™ Program teaches vets how to apply their military experience to dynamic corporate environments as civilians working in fields such as Digital Transformation and Cyber Security. The V.E.T.S.™ Program provides U.S. veterans and veteran spouses with fair, equitable work and the opportunity for upskilling and upward mobility.
Since 2013, over 800 V.E.T.S.™ Program participants have delivered critical results on time and under budget. Our veterans perform under immense pressure on challenging mission-critical technology projects, giving them invaluable skillsets to take on any project brought their way. We know they are ready and capable of serving in the corporate arena.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2023 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.
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