The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recognizes organizations as Veteran-Friendly Employers. If you would like to become a Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer, contact the MVAA.
In order to apply, organizations will need to know how many veterans are currently working for the company and will need to establish a goal for veteran hiring for the next year. Here are the certification levels:
Bronze – a commitment to hire veterans (many small companies have asked how they can be a part of this if they only have 5 employees. Any company can still commit to hiring veterans when and if the time comes).
Silver – following through on that commitment (for example, a commitment of 3% of new hires for the next year, and then that goal is met).
Gold – retaining veteran employees long term (there are currently no gold companies).