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Los Alamos recognized for veteran employment

The Laboratory receives a Gold Award from the Department of Labor.
March 1, 2019
A group of people sitting on couches in the Lab's library chat and laugh.

The veteran recruiting team at Los Alamos provides one-on-one support for individuals seeking employment or looking to transfer positions within the Lab.CREDIT: Mike Pierce

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“Veterans and transitioned military personnel have always made very important contributions to our Laboratory.”- C.J. Bacino

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded Los Alamos National Laboratory the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Gold Award in recognition of the Lab’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The Lab was one of only 239 Gold Award recipients this year.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal-level award for veterans’ employment. Recipients were evaluated on several criteria, ranging from hiring and retaining veterans to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs.

“Veterans and transitioned military personnel have always made very important contributions to our Laboratory,” says Laboratory Diversity Officer C.J. Bacino. “We are incredibly grateful for their service and honored to receive this recognition. The specialized skills these amazing individuals bring to our workforce in support of our mission are indispensable. We will consistently remain dedicated to their recruitment and retention.”

A Marine in uniform stands in front of a military helicopter.

Jeremy Best, a former Marine, now works in the Lab's Office of Nuclear and Military Affairs.