2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award


NICHOLASVILLE, KY (November 10, 2021) U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh  recognized Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) 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. ASR 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.  

Larry Williams, president and CEO of ASR said, “It is a true honor to be recognized for  the first time as a HIRE VETS Gold Medallion award winner by the U.S. Department of  Labor. We’re proud of our company’s unwavering commitment and accomplishments in hiring, training, and developing Veterans in the next stage of their careers. Our Veterans  bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership to the company. Their mission  accomplishment attitude is not only infectious, but it inspires a spirit of pride that  resonates throughout the rest of the company. We love our Veterans!” 

ASR 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.  

About Aviation Safety Resources 

Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., based in Nicholasville, Ky., designs, tests, and  produces aircraft emergency parachute recovery systems designed to safely bring down  the entire aircraft and its occupants in the event of an in-air emergency. Staffed by a  team of experienced aviation professionals, ASR is the first to offer the next generation  of recovery systems and the first system specifically designed for the vertical take-off  and landing (VTOL) vehicles of Advanced/Urban Air Mobility (A/UAM). For more  information, please visit www.aviationsafetyresources.com

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. 

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