ATI is honored to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor with the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award for our commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans. We received the Platinum Award—the top category—for medium-sized employers.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award program is the only federal-level award for veteran employment. The award program looks at several criteria, including veteran hiring and retention statistics, veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs. Currently, veterans make up about 25% of our employees, and our veteran retention rate over the last 12 months is 100%.
ATI was among 427 recipients in 2019, ranging from small businesses and community-based nonprofits to leading Fortune 500 companies from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We were the only medium-sized business in South Carolina to win the Platinum award. We are proud of our veteran employees and of our team’s support of the veteran and military community.