Zekiah Receives 2020 Hire Vets Medallion Award From U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Zekiah Technologies, Inc. as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. Zekiah 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 job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
“We applied to the Hire Vets Program to bring awareness within both the company and the community of the importance of utilizing and supporting our veterans,” said Tina Entzian, Recruiter for Zekiah. “As a DoD Prime contractor, our products are developed for and used by service members. Often, veterans provide keen insight into our contracts and the systems they support. We benefit from the skills our veterans learned during their time of service and our veterans benefit from our internal programs that build their business and management skills. This is why hiring veterans is such an important part of our recruitment strategy – it’s a win-win for everyone!” Zekiah’s President, Steve Bowling added, “We are very proud to be among the recipients of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award and equally proud of the veterans who have found a home at Zekiah. Zekiah is committed to employing veterans who we feel are among our Nation’s greatest resources. Zekiah provides an opportunity for these great men and women to continue their service to our country by supporting our government partners and their important missions.”
Zekiah joins 674 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.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on a number of criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers.
Zekiah Technologies is a small business headquartered in La Plata, MD committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients through innovation and the ingenuity of our technical solutions in the fields of software development, systems engineering, geospatial technologies, and training.
About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2021. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.HIREVets.gov.