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SSAI Receives 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from the US Department of Labor
On November 9, 2022 U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized SSAI as one of the recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. SSAI 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.
Praveen Bahethi, SSAI's President says "We are proud to be recognized with the Vets Medallion Award for the second year in a row. We strive to hire and retain our talented veteran employees through a variety of recruiting campaigns aimed towards both veterans and military spouses and our supportive work environment; which includes a Veterans Employee Resource Group, leadership training/opportunities and a wide range of events and activities that our employees enjoy."
SSAI 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.