NASHUA, N.H. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — EXPANSIA, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and defense technology consultant, received the 2023 Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award today for the second year in a row. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. The Platinum Medallion is the highest level of recognition.
Recipients of the Platinum Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran assistance criteria such as reporting veteran hiring and retention percentages, making veteran-specific resources available, providing leadership programs for veterans, dedicating human resource efforts to veterans, and giving veterans pay compensation and tuition assistance programs.
Approximately 50% of EXPANSIA employees are veterans, and the organization was inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership last month. Of the millions of businesses and nonprofit organizations across the United States EXPANSIA is one of only 300 organizations that received a Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion this year.
AJ Jarnagin, CEO and Founding Partner of EXPANSIA expressed his gratitude for receiving the award a second time. He said, “We’re honored to receive this Medallion and are proud to be recognized for our efforts to create a workplace where veterans and military spouses can thrive while continuing to serve our great nation. We are committed to providing veterans and military spouses with the necessary resources to succeed in the civilian workforce.” Jarnagin is an Air Force veteran himself.
Wendy Jackson, Director of EXPANSIA’s Talent Division, TalentWerx, discussed her experience as a military spouse and EXPANSIA employee. She said, “Being a military spouse to an active-duty airman, I started my journey with EXPANSIA as a part-time employee, not knowing what my future would hold. Enduring multiple spouse deployments and permanent change of stations, EXPANSIA not only supported my family and me, but they also invested in me.”
Jackson concluded, “EXPANSIA is truly committed to hiring and professionally growing our military community. I am proud to be on their team.”
EXPANSIA is a leading consulting firm whose mission is to deploy technology faster through high-impact Cloud, Enterprise IT, and Advanced Manufacturing solutions. EXPANSIA’s representative client base includes the United States Air Force, the National Space Defense Center, the United States Space Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration. EXPANSIA is a proud VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), CMMI-SVC-3, and an ISO 9001 and 27001 appraised company. For more information, visit https://expansiagroup.com/.
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