GROWMARK is a 2018 recipient of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award from the Department of Labor. The award goes to employers that have done a successful job of recruiting and supporting the veterans on their workforce.
GROWMARK’s application included ways the company attracts and supports veterans, like having an internal military support group and military friendly leave policies. The award also takes hiring numbers into account, as veterans make up about five percent of the current workforce at GROWMARK – approximately 150 out of 3,000 employees. Last year about 7.5% of the company’s new hires were veterans with hopes to grow that number, according to Aubrey Bastien, senior talent acquisition and member employment manager.