Circle Computer Resources, of Cedar Rapids, was one of four Iowa businesses selected to receive a 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, honoring its commitment to successfully recruiting, hiring, and training veterans.
The U.S. Department of Labor presented platinum medallions during a virtual ceremony to Circle Computer Resources; Shinn Kellogg, of Albia; and Global Security Services, of Davenport. Comer’s Car-Go, of Lewis, received a gold-level award.
“I commend these Iowa businesses for going the extra mile to support our American heroes that have faithfully served our country,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a release. “Veterans have tremendous talents and skills to benefit employers and their country. It’s gratifying to see that Iowa companies are putting those skills to work inside their businesses, and we remain wholly committed to making our state the best place for veterans to find their next careers when they return home.”
As the only federal-level employment award for commitment to veteran hiring, retention and professional development, the medallions were awarded to the four Iowa companies who were honored along with 845 other U.S. businesses from 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Shinn Kellogg, Circle Computer Resources, and Global Security Services all are part of Home Base Iowa, a one-of-a-kind program that connects Veterans and transitioning service members to more than 2,300 businesses, 29 college and university partners and 117 Home Base Iowa communities statewide.
To become a member of the Home Base Iowa program, a business must have its own employees; however, businesses such as Comer’s Car-Go that work exclusively with independent contractors are eligible for recognition of their efforts to hire and train veterans. Currently, Home Base Iowa is engaged in every county across the state to expand on its existing footprint with a focus on new HBI communities, initiatives and incentives directly targeted at increased veteran employment.
For more information, visit www.HomeBaseIowa.gov.