Nov of 2022 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Sky Climber Renewables (company reg. name, Sky Climber Wind Solutions, LLC) as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.
Sky Climber Renewables earned the gold award after applying earlier in 2022. 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.
“WE RECOGNIZE THE TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE TALENT OF OUR VETERANS,” SAID KELLY WINKLER, PRESIDENT & CEO OF SKY CLIMBER. “WE BELIEVE ITS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT OUR VETERAN COMMUNITY, PRIORITIZING VETERAN HIRING AND DEVELOPMENT.”
Sky Climber Renewables joins 834 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 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; pay compensation and support programs for veterans.
About Sky Climber:
Sky Climber is a global, multi-family of companies specializing in product and service solutions for work-at-height industries – including professional engineering and manufacturing of suspended scaffolding systems, nationwide rentals and sales of suspended scaffold systems, and technical labor and services for utility-scale wind energy projects.
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 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2023. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
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.