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Local Modesto Company, Road Warrior Logistics, Receives 2022 Hire Vets Medallion Award From U.S. Department Of Labor

CVV News– November 19, 2022

John Ervin III

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Modesto, CA – U.S. Secretary of Labor, Martin J. Walsh, recently recognized Modesto-based, Road Warrior Logistics, 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.

Road Warrior Logistics, owned and operated by Modesto City Schools Board of Education trustee, John Ervin III, earned the Gold award after applying earlier this year. 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.

“As a Navy Veteran, I am extremely proud and honored to be a recipient of the 2022 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor. This recognition is especially meaningful given my steadfast commitment to furthering the success of U.S. Veterans following their Active Duty service to our great country,” stated John Ervin III. He continued, “I am grateful for my military service in giving me a solid foundation that enabled me to build a private sector business that is now flourishing. Even better, I am humbled to be able to hire veterans and help them develop their careers, support their livelihood, and build a secure future moving forward.”
Road Warrior Logistics 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 tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.

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