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9 Tampa Bay businesses recognized for hiring military veterans

The “HIRE Vets Medallion” recognizes businesses that hire and retain former service members.
VetCor LLC was one of nine Tampa Bay companies recognized recently for hiring military veterans. Pictured is owner David Howard (left) and CEO Paul Huszar (right) at a recent event. [Courtesy of VetCor LLC] [VetCor LLC]

The U.S. Department of Labor recognized nine Tampa Bay businesses for hiring a significant number of military veterans. The “HIRE Vets Medallion” is an initiative under the 2017 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act.

“The recipients of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion awards demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans and helping them to develop meaningful, long-term careers,” Eugene Scalia, U.S. secretary of labor, said in a release.

Three Hillsborough County businesses received the “Platinum Level Award,” including VetCor (Tampa), QED Technology Resources (Valrico) and Quiet Professionals (Tampa).

Six received the “Gold Level Award": The Vocation Depot (Plant City), Legion Systems (Tampa), Agile IT Synergy (Tampa), USA Environmental (Oldsmar), Quality Distribution (Tampa) and CAE USA (Tampa).