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NTS receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

November 10, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized NexTech Solutions (NTS) 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.

NTS earned the platinum 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. HIRE Vets Medallion

“Our company sees tremendous value in hiring veterans,” said Ranae Laidig, NTS’s Human Resources Manager. “Aside from the obvious advantages many veterans have in their understanding of how governmental organizations get the job done, we deeply value those with a service mentality. At NTS we have come to appreciate the value that veterans bring such as: Proven leadership, leadership readiness, having a Mission-focused approach to work, as well as experience working within diverse teams and organizations. Additionally, they have proved to be adaptable and are immediate contributors, as well as possessing strong work ethics which lends itself very well to our mission as well as that of our customers.”

NTS joins 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also 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 NexTech Solutions, LLC

NexTech Solutions is a team of experts and engineers who understand the challenges that Federal agencies face in finding and implementing the best technologies and IT solutions to meet mission requirements. We work with our government customers in the defense and civilian agencies to identify new technologies.

Dedicated to Veteran Hiring
At NTS we invest in our employees and make sure that everyone is appreciated, listened to, involved, and challenged. Our team of driven professionals work together to solve the impossible and we’re always looking for individuals that can help us push to greater levels of business excellence.

As a veteran-owned business, we are committed to veteran hiring by recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s heroes. We recognize the value our veterans bring to the workplace with their skills, understanding, and expertise.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program:

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate 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

There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.

Here at NTS, our people are our greatest asset, we invest in our employees and make sure everyone is appreciated, listened to, involved, and challenged. Are you ready to join the NTS family? View our current open positions today.