WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced HIRE Vets Medallion Award winners and for the second consecutive year, Interactive Government Holdings (IGH) received the Platinum Medallion Award for its high number of veteran hires. IGH increased its veteran hiring rate from 35 percent in 2019 to 41 percent in 2020.
The award was conferred to IGH during a virtual award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor on Nov. 10.
In IGH’s application for the award, the company noted a commitment to serving its veteran employees with a Veterans’ Advocacy Group, special recognitions for veterans, mentoring opportunities and ensuring veteran employees are positioned to enhance their leadership skills. IGH is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and has many veterans in leadership roles throughout the company.
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program, signed into law in 2017, is the only federal award program to credit businesses for creating job opportunities for veterans.
“Military veterans bring sought-after skills and traits to civilian positions, and we’re thrilled to have a high number of veterans on the IGH team,“ said Michael Sanders, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and CEO of IGH. “Less than 10 percent of Americans are military veterans, but as our veteran hiring rate of 41 percent in 2020 shows, we are dedicated to hiring America’s heroes. These men and women fulfill their roles with honor and integrity as we advance the mission of our government clients. We extend our thanks to the Department of Labor for recognizing IGH with the 2021 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award.”
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH) is a Small Business Administration-certified 8(a) and Center for Verification and Evaluation-verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Springfield, VA. Established in 2006, IGH is registered to do business in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. IGH has approximately 15 years of experience serving U.S. government defense and civil market clients. IGH offers Program, Acquisition, and Administrative Management; Secure IT; Systems Engineering and Integration; and Global Operations and Sustainment services.