WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment Training Service (DOL VETS) will award The Excalibur Group with a Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award in a virtual ceremony from the Great Hall at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC.
DOL’s HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal level award to recognize employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans. DOL VETS has commented “by meeting the criteria required for a Gold Medallion Program Demonstration Award, The Excalibur Group demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.” Excalibur is the only medium-sized business in the District of Columbia to achieve this award, along with eleven others in the small and large categories. Under 500 companies achieved the Gold status nationally.
The Excalibur Group has engaged veterans in meaningful work around the country after their service for over a decade. The HIRE Vets Gold award qualifications, among other items, includes hiring 7% of a company’s workforce with veterans who achieve a 75% retention rate. The current rate of veterans on Excalibur’s team is above 33%, with a retention rate over 85%.
Through a keen focus on sustainable and meaningful employment, Excalibur strategically seeks partnerships and business opportunities that allows Veterans to take on careers in the civilian workforce. We believe that hiring and engaging service members in meaningful work after active duty is both a privilege and a responsibility as a business. Partnerships with more than seven Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Programs (SFL-TAP) nationwide, have allowed our recruiters to support our Veterans and transitioning service members as they navigate the civilian workforce. Moreover, Excalibur partners with the Marine for Life Network (M4L) and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Project (AFWW), affording the Excalibur team additional occasions to broaden the reach and impact of our work with Vets. From resume feedback and career coaching we have been uniquely positioned in these alliances to help Vets transition smoothly. Our recruiters have also facilitated enhanced workplace skills.
Employing U.S. Veterans is part of The Excalibur Group’s company culture and aims to celebrate the talents and skills of those who have offered service to the nation.
2020 DOL Hire Vet Award Dedication
This year Excalibur has dedicated their award to employee, Hugh Blanchard. His esteemed military career and commitment to mission have made him a vital part of the team. In accepting Hugh commented “I gratefully accept this dedication on behalf of all the great veterans we have on our team.”
About the Excalibur Group
The Excalibur Group, a Washington DC based company, specializes in surge capabilities with effective placement of government contractors and consultants specializing in workforce, IT, defense and legal industries. Excalibur provides qualified professionals and teams to government agencies, state and local governments and corporations to satisfy both long and short-term project needs in a cost-effective manner. The Excalibur Group is a minority-owned small business. Visit www.theexcaliburgroup.com