November 8, 2023 – U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized Chenega Corporation 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. Chenega Corporation 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.
“Caring for our veterans is a national obligation, not because they’ve asked for it, but because they’ve earned it,” says Chenega MIOS President John “JC” Campagna. “At Chenega Corporation, we take that responsibility very seriously.”
Chenega 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; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
About Chenega Corporation
Chenega is an Alaska Native corporation established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. Chenega’s mission is to achieve sustainable growth in our businesses to support shareholders in their journey to self-sufficiency, actively manage our lands, and uphold our cultural traditions and values.
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 2023 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 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.