NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 10, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans program, or HIRE Vets, has awarded Nashville marketing agency iostudio with a 2020 Platinum Medallion Award. HIRE Vets recognizes employers who recruit, employ and retain veterans, granting Platinum- or Gold-level recognition to small, medium and large businesses. Criteria for the federal award include hiring and retention percentages, resource availability, and leadership programming for veterans.
As a Platinum Medallion recipient, iostudio has shown exemplary effort and exceptional achievement in veteran employment. Nearly a third of iostudio’s employees are veterans or current service members, and military life is a major part of the company culture. With the Army National Guard, America’s Navy and the Department of Defense as clients, iostudio highly values and constantly utilizes the expert knowledge and considerable experience of the company’s veterans.
“Veterans are incredible employees who bring unique value to any company,” said iostudio President and CEO Lisa Shock. “With almost 20 years of service myself, I do not see veterans as a separate hiring group—to me, they are like-minded peers. In this role, I am uniquely positioned to help veterans serve themselves and their families when not serving our nation. I do not take that for granted. I have always taken on the mission of supporting my fellow service members, both in and out of uniform.”
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