U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Zekiah Technologies, Inc. as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. Zekiah earned the platinum 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.
“The Hire Vets Program is doing integral work to raise awareness and appreciation for the importance of supporting our veterans,” said Emily Schachtman, Recruiter for Zekiah. “As a DoD contractor, we develop products intended for use by service members. Veterans and reservists bring invaluable knowledge and experience with them when they join our contracts, so we benefit from the skills our veterans learned during their time of service. Meanwhile, our veterans benefit from the professional development opportunities we can provide them. It is rewarding for everyone, and an honor to be able to learn from and support these individuals.” 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 and reservists 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 848 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 2021 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 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
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 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.