November 8, 2023

U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized SHINE Systems as one of the 859 recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. SHINE Systems earned the gold award. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only Federal award program recognizing employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

“SHINE Systems is honored to receive this award from the U.S. Department of Labor for a fourth consecutive year,” said Jeff Thomas, CEO of SHINE Systems. “We are committed to providing meaningful, long-term careers for our Veterans and acknowledge that the success of our organization is a result of their tremendous contributions.”

SHINE Systems joins 858 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans and 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 2023 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 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.

About SHINE Systems

SHINE Systems (SHINE), headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is a four-time INC 500|5000 company, SBA-certified HUBZone small business, and has been ranked #3 on the Washington Technology “Fast 50” fastest-growing small businesses in the U.S. Government market. SHINE’s “One Mission. One Team.” approach supports all Federal customers, stateside and overseas, who seek expertise in decision analytics, mission support, cybersecurity, and technology integration.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program:

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining Veterans. The 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2024. For more information about the Program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.

There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.