Marty Gieryng, Team Resources and Development Manager for Marion Process Solutions reserves a portion of her time and priorities for employing Veterans. Weekly, Gieryng checks the resume portal provided through the Home Base Iowa website. The City of Marion is a Home Base Iowa community, which connects Iowa businesses with qualified veterans to career opportunities, specifically in semi-skilled and skilled positions.
“My husband and sons served in the Navy and hiring veterans has always been very important to me,” said Gieryng. “Of our 53 teammates, six are veterans. I think you just know what you’re getting when you hire someone in the military. They know what it’s like to keep a commitment. They already know what it’s like to work with a servant heart,” mentioned Gieryng.
Gieryng received information in early 2019 through Home Base Iowa about the HIRE Vet Medallion Award, the only federal-level award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention and professional development. With Gieryng’s commitment and work to focus on the hiring of veterans, applying for this award was a simple decision.
"America's veterans are proven leaders who bring skills, dedication, and determination to our nation's workforce," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. "To earn a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, job creators must demonstrate a solid commitment to providing veterans with the opportunity to build a meaningful career. This program recognizes a standard for excellence in veterans hiring, and helps veterans identify employers who are committed to advancing veterans in the workplace."
Veteran’s Day 2019 brought the exciting notification of the Platinum Medallion Award. Marion Process Solutions received tools to use in recruiting additional veterans as employees and recognition on https://www.hirevets.gov/. Marion Process Solutions was one of five Iowa companies receiving this award.
Two Home Base Iowa businesses were selected to receive 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program awards. BDC Group, Inc. in Cedar Rapids received a platinum medallion and SHINN KELLOGG, LLC in Albia received a gold medallion in the small business category.
Marion Process Solutions provides a positive experience for all their teammates and strives to make smart hiring decisions. Congratulations on this prestigious award!