For the first time, and just in time for Veterans Day, U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized ADT Commercial as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award presented by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The award recognizes ADT Commercial for its dedication to employing military veterans, and is part of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-31). The organization was presented with the award in a virtual ceremony on Nov. 9.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans employment award that recognizes a company's or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention and professional development. Recipients of the 2022 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, and pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
As a 2022 Gold Medallion Award recipient in the Large Employer category with more than 500 employees, ADT Commercial has certified that more than 7% of its new hires for the 2021 calendar year were military veterans, with 75% retained as employees for 12 months. The company retained 90% of veteran hires made in 2021.
This achievement marks an incredible milestone in ADT Commercial’s continued commitment to recruit and welcome more veterans and military servicemembers to the organization.
“To be awarded Gold Medallion status is such an amazing accomplishment and a testament to the years of work our teams and leaders have put in to give our nation’s heroes a path forward and long-term career in their civilian lives,” said Zack Morris, Director, Commercial Career Programs.
In an effort to foster an environment that would attract former service members to a civilian career in the security industry, ADT and ADT Commercial have continued to champion a number of veteran-integration assistance programs to ensure the inclusion and success of military employees within the organization.
This includes the Veterans Business Employee Resource Group, which supports a proud community of ADT employees currently serving in the military, as well as veterans of all branches and their supporters, creating a culture of camaraderie and development.
The organization has also launched a 12-month Leadership Development Program open to all employees, where select individuals are given the opportunity to expand their leadership sets through hands-on training, mentorship and career development with internal executives and outside consultants. Each class for the program aims have current or former military service members in the cohort.
“We’ve long recognized that military service members possess valuable technical skillsets, a strong sense of duty and a desire to serve others, making them ideal candidates to enjoy long security-industry careers,” Morris said. “Not only will this recognition help ADT Commercial to deliver on our promise of service excellence in identifying more well-rounded, capable candidates, but will also help us to transform the security workforce overall. This is just the first of many steps we’re taking towards creating a diverse, balanced and technically expert industry workforce, whose talents are as holistic as our own service approach. This is truly such an honor.”
For additional information on the HIRE Vets Medallion Award program and its criteria, please visit hirevets.gov.