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HIRE VETS MEDALLION 2021

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Systems Products and Solutions (SPS), Inc. RECEIVES 2021 HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR November 10, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized SPS, Inc. as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.

Systems Products and Solutions, Inc. earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

“Systems Products and Solutions seek and hire veterans.  Why?  Because veterans offer the total package of what companies need and want from employees.  Veterans are disciplined team players and offer a wide array of soft and hard skill sets, including leadership and management experience that move the companies forward and upward,” said Colonel (USA, Retired) Rick Smart, SPS’ Chief Business Operations and Compliance Officer and Executive. “Hiring vets is a “win-win” proposition.  We receive their commitment to excellence while they receive from us valuable industry-related professional development and experience that leads to new professions and rewarding opportunities.”

Systems Products and Solutions, Inc. joins 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans and ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation, and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.

About SPS, Inc.  Systems Products and Solutions, Inc. is a woman-owned federal contract service and light assembly manufacturing company based in Huntsville, AL.  The company provides a wide array of ground and aviation platform logistics, maintenance, training, engineering, and light assembly manufacturing services.  The company operates across the U.S., with operations having spanned across five continents and 26 countries internationally.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program: The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov. There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (SO or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.

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