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Entergy receives 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award
For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Department of Labor has recognized Entergy as a recipient of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, which honors exceptional achievement in veteran employment. Entergy earned the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
"American veterans are an essential part of our workforce across all business functions, and their leadership, experience and expertise are integral to our success as we continue our Path to Premier transformation," said Taiwan Brown, vice president, diversity and workforce strategies. "We are honored to again be recognized for our efforts to recruit, hire and retain veterans, and we remain committed to ensuring their success at Entergy and beyond."
During a virtual award ceremony Nov. 8, U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized Entergy alongside 858 other recipients that have shown a commitment to hiring veterans and ensuring they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.
Entergy meets rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs. In addition, our Veterans Employee Resource Group is an employee-led group of patriotic employees committed to supporting the unique needs of veterans, active-duty military and their families.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire and retain veterans. Awardees must have a veteran organization or resource group – like Entergy's Veterans Employee Resource Group – a leadership program, dedicated human resources professionals, and pay differential and tuition assistance program.
"We are proud that the Veterans ERG was the first employee resource group founded at Entergy," said Tina Morton, Veterans ERG president and senior project manager with Entergy Nuclear. "By championing our veteran and military employees, our ERG focuses on educating others on the unique skillsets that veterans, military service members and their families bring to our workforce."
To learn more about our military hiring efforts and how we support veterans, visit Entergy's Military and Veterans Careers webpage.