DAV Patriot Employer Recognition Program

The purpose of the DAV Patriot Employer Recognition Program is to provide recognition to those employers who demonstrate by their employment policies, hiring practices and community outreach that they have an unwavering commitment and passion to ensure all veterans obtain suitable employment to care for themselves and their families – and have the opportunity to live life with respect and dignity. Evaluation criteria includes the strength of the company’s veteran recruiting/hiring efforts, retention and career-building efforts, company policies toward disabled veterans, active-duty and veteran employees and community outreach initiatives to support all veterans in communities where the business operates.

All employers who meet the eligibility requirements will be recognized as a DAV Patriot Employer and will receive a digital badge to display on their website.

To submit a nomination, please click below.

SUBMIT NOMINATION

 

Eligibility

  • Nominees for recognition may be a company, firm, association or organization
  • Employers must meet the minimum requirements of 7% of new hires being veterans, 75% veteran employee retention and 7% of overall workforce being veterans
  • All nominations submitted for recognition as a DAV Patriot Employer will also be considered for the DAV Employer of the Year Awards

 

2021 recipients

 

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Midsize

 

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Past recipients

2020 Recipients
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2019 Recipients
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2018 Recipients
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2017 Recipients
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DAV sponsors nationwide Job Fairs, including virtual events. We also have access to one of the largest databases of military veterans and spouses. To learn more about our Employment Program along with resources to assist your company with connecting with veterans and military spouses, please register below.

REGISTER
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Employing Veterans: Digital Toolkit

Veterans At Work Certificate

Employing Abilities @Work Certificate