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Gov. Ricketts Congratulates Two Nebraska Employers on Earning HIRE Vets Medallion Awards

Media Contacts:  

Eric Maher, Governor’s Office, 402-471-1974

Holden Armstrong, Veterans’ Affairs, 402-471-2477

Grace Johnson, Labor, 402-471-4189


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated employers nationwide who are receiving Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Program Awards from the U.S. Department of Labor.  Two Nebraska companies are being honored: Inspection Experts, Inc., of Lincoln, and Stacktitan, LLC, of Omaha.


“Congratulations to Inspection Experts, Inc. and Stacktitan, LLC, on receiving the HIRE Vets Medallion Award,” said Governor Ricketts.  “I also want to thank them for their commitment to recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans in our state.  Employers across Nebraska value our veterans, and these two companies are deserving of the national recognition they are receiving.”


Award criteria for the HIRE Vets Medallion is based on companies’ hiring and retention numbers in addition to total veteran percentage of employees.  Criteria also takes into consideration veteran-specific benefit offerings, employee development programs, provisions for veteran resource groups in the company, and other initiatives to improve veteran hiring and retention.


“Our state’s employers know the value in hiring veterans and the additional skillsets veterans bring to the table,” said Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert.  “Employers want people who are disciplined, hard-working, and adaptable, and veterans’ training and experiences put them a step above.  I have no doubt we will continue to see Nebraska businesses being recognized in the national spotlight.”


The NDVA and Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) have been working together in growing their efforts to connect veterans and employers.  On November 7th, the agencies co-hosted a career and benefits event in Fairbury.


“Helping employers connect with a skilled and talented veteran workforce continues to be a top priority,” said Labor Commissioner John Albin.  “Employers are enthusiastic about hiring veterans to be part of their teams.”


If employers are interested in starting a veterans hiring initiative, they are encouraged to contact their local Department of Labor office.