Fredericksburg, VA., 11-12-2019: SimVentions, Inc. was recognized by the United States (U.S.) Department of Labor as a veteran-employment leader at their 2019 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Awards Ceremony held this past November 6th, 2019 at the Great Hall inside the U.S. Department of Labor main building in Washington D.C.
The goal of this program is to honor the employers who hire our Nation’s heroes. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. By meeting the criteria required for a Platinum Medallion Award in the Medium Business Category, SimVentions has demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.
“SimVentions is excited to be recognized as a HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion recipient by the U.S. Dept of Labor’s Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS), as our passion has always been to serve our warfighters, and there is no better way to drive that passion forward than to hire those that have served!” said Larry Root, CEO, SimVentions. “We have a large picture on the wall in our office that shows various warfighters in theater and in action…and below this picture are the words: Remember. They Fight For Us. We Work For Them. This serves as a constant reminder of why we are in business and the blessing that comes from serving those that fight for our Country and its interest around the world.”
About HIREVets: The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.” As described in the Act, 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. For each award, the employer must satisfy a set of criteria. Verification of these criteria includes a self-attestation by the applicant and a check for violations of veteran-related DOL labor laws by the U.S. Department of Labor. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published on August 18, 2017. DOL’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) thoroughly evaluated and carefully considered all comments received. The Final Rule announced by the Secretary on November 9, 2017 is available for viewing on the Federal Register website. The Final Rule became effective in January 2018 and VETS began accepting applications for this award in January 2019.
Additional information about the Final Rule and program demonstration can be found on the website at www.hirevets.gov or by contacting HIREVets@dol.gov.
About SimVentions: SimVentions’ corporate office is located at 100 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 123, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406 and offers engineering and technology solutions to the Department of Defense, including the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For additional information about SimVentions, please visit https://www.simventions.com/.
SimVentions is always looking for qualified candidates across all disciplines to work in the Fredericksburg, VA; Dahlgren, VA; Washington, D.C.; Charleston, SC; and Virginia Beach, VA areas. Apply online at https://www.simventions.com/careers.