Fargo, ND – Midwest AgEnergy in Underwood, ND and Sysco North Dakota in Fargo were awarded today with 2019 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Veterans (HIRE Vets) Gold Medallions by the US Department of Labor. They are the first North Dakota businesses to earn the honor.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Only 427 organizations in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. met the strict criteria to earn the Hire Vets Medallion.
“Veterans possess many of the key values that are part of our company culture at Midwest AgEnergy. We are very proud of our veteran employees and honored to receive this recognition,” said Jeff Zueger, CEO of Midwest AgEnergy.
“At Sysco, we value the skills that veterans acquire while serving in our armed forces. As the leader in the foodservice distribution industry, we need the best strategic minds on our team and actively recruit veterans due to their integrity, commitment and strong work ethic as we strive to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner. We are honored by this award and will continue to recruit and hire veterans as we grow our company and look forward to adding additional valued members to our Sysco team,” said John Wollery, Executive Vice President of Sysco.
Job Service North Dakota has a Veteran’s Priority program for job seekers and works closely with employers and the US Department of Labor to recruit veterans.