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Nominate a deserving employer today for AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Award


The AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Award program recognizes employers from the private sector and government (local, state, and federal) who have made great strides by employing veterans. There is also a Special Award for individuals assisting veterans, preparing them for employment, and finding veteran-friendly employers and resources. These individuals would be from Workforce Boards, other government, and private agencies that assist veterans.


Deadline for nominations is 31 May, 2020.


The Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Award, for the private sector and government, recognizes the dedication to improve the lives of veterans. By their commitment to:

  • Serving veterans through their hiring practices

  • Including veterans in their organizational culture

  • Being active in community service and fundraisers for veterans and their families

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The Special Award for individuals is based on their commitment to:

  • Serve veterans by assisting them with employment, finding resources, and more

  • Serving veterans with barriers to employment

  • Percentage of veterans assisted found jobs and how many retained them

Who Can Make Nominations:

  • Any member of AMVETS, Ladies Auxiliary, or Sons of AMVETS

  • Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative (DVOP) at county and regional Workforce Development Centers

  • Employer associations, Chamber of Commerce, employment agencies, etc.

  • Self-nomination

We hope you will take the time to nominate a employer in your community or an individual that exemplifies a Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year. Employers are also encouraged to submit nominations.

Awards are given at the AMVETS National Convention in August.

Direct questions to Programs@amvets.org with ‘EOY’ in the subject line.

Click here » 2020 Employer of the Year Nomination

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