November 09, 2023
Cambridge Receives 2023 Hire Vets Medallion Award From The U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized Cambridge International Systems as one of the 859 recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. Cambridge is a recipient of a 2023 Gold Medallion Award. 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.
“Cambridge takes pride in being veteran-owned, veteran-led, veteran-friendly. We value service to our country and proudly provide career opportunities where veterans can continue their commitment to protecting our freedoms through support to our defense customers. The timing of this award is fitting as we prepare to observe the Veterans Day holiday later this week. We extend many thanks to all Veterans, including the many who are part of the Cambridge Team, for their service to our country. We are proud to support you in continuing your career.” said Cambridge CEO and Air Force Veteran, Dr. Kim Harokopus.
Cambridge joins 858 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 2023 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; and pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
About Cambridge’s Veteran Program:
Our veterans benefit from opportunities to grow in a supportive culture with many leadership roles held by fellow veterans. Our organizational structure includes Practice Leads – Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and managers who work with staff in a player-coach model, a platform for employees to voice input and deepen their leadership/functional abilities. Our Engineering, Logistics, and Implementations Group provides recurring and systematic opportunities for employees to be part of project teams while being mentored, facilitating their ultimate transition to a Lead role. We offer tuition support for certifications and degrees as well as formal Supervisor Training where we set, monitor, and support internal management goals for growth. To further enhance veteran leadership skills, we have established partnerships with the US Marine Corp’s SkillBridge Program at Camp Lejeune, where we host management and pre-apprenticeship internships. Similarly, with US Special Operations Command’s Warrior Care Program, we offer internships for our Special Ops veterans. We are dedicated to developing and leveraging veterans’ leadership skills. Read more about our Veteran hiring here.
About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program:
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2024. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.HIREVets.gov . There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees).