The award was conferred to IGH during a virtual award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor on Nov. 9. Less than one thousand businesses nationwide received the award, putting IGH in an elite category of businesses with a strong emphasis on hiring veterans. The HIRE Vets Program is the only federal award that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire and retain veterans.
IGH has a strong commitment to serving veterans on its team through a Veterans’ Advocacy Group, special recognitions for veterans, mentoring opportunities and ensuring veteran employees are positioned to enhance their leadership skills. IGH is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and has many veterans in leadership roles.
“When we hire veterans, everyone wins, from our company to our federal clients and the veterans themselves,” said Michael Sanders, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Chief Executive Officer of IGH. “Veterans bring unique skills, perspectives and specialized training to civilian careers. Veterans cared so much for the good of our country that they put on the uniform. Working in government contracting is a natural place for veterans to utilize their skills. They continue supporting the country they love and see their work making government run more smoothly, benefiting their fellow Americans.”
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2023. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov. There are two award tiers, platinum and gold.
Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH) is an 8(a), service-disabled veteran owned, small, disadvantaged business headquartered in Springfield, VA. IGH offers Program, Acquisition and Administrative Management; Secure IT; Systems Engineering and Integration; and Global Operations and Sustainment services to defense and civil market clients. The company is registered to do business in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam to facilitate efficient contract initiation and execution in these locations.