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HIRE VETS GOLD MEDALLION WINNER – 4TH YEAR!

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North America Mattress Corp. has been Awarded the 2018, 2019, 2020 (Platinum) & 2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award by the United States Department of Labor.
>> View the 2021 virtual awards ceremony here.

What is the HIRE Vets Medallion Program?

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes employers for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our Nation’s veterans. President Donald J. Trump signed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Act of 2017 into law in May 2017. The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing job creators for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

“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.”

Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award were evaluated based on a range of criteria, including:

  • Veteran hiring and retention
  • Availability of veteran-specific resources
  • Leadership programming for veterans
  • Dedicated human resources
  • Compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES 2020 HIRE VETS MEDALLION PROGRAM DEMONSTRATION AWARD RECIPIENTS…
North America Mattress Corp. has been Awarded the 2018, 2019, 2020 (Platinum) & 2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award by the United States Department of Labor.

HIRE VETS GOLD MEDALLION WINNER – 3RD YEAR!

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Hire Vets Gold Medal winners
Hire Vets Program

North America Mattress Corp. has been Awarded the 2018, 2019 & 2020 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award by the United States Department of Labor.
>> View the 2020 virtual awards ceremony here.

What is the HIRE Vets Medallion Program?

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes employers for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our Nation’s veterans. President Donald J. Trump signed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Act of 2017 into law in May 2017. The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing job creators for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

“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.”

Recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award were evaluated based on a range of criteria, including:

  • Veteran hiring and retention
  • Availability of veteran-specific resources
  • Leadership programming for veterans
  • Dedicated human resources
  • Compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES 2020 HIRE VETS MEDALLION PROGRAM DEMONSTRATION AWARD RECIPIENTS…
North America Mattress Corp. has been Awarded the 2018, 2019 & 2020 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award by the United States Department of Labor.

“Truckers Disneyland” – Top American Truck Stops

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We had a great time touring Jubitz up in Portland last week (especially because it’s literally in our backyard), but we’ve got to hop back on the road and continue our search for the top American Truck Stops! And no list would be complete without including the largest truck stop in the world, the Iowa 80. Known by many as “Disneyland for Truckers” this place really is a piece of work. Some consider it to be less of a truck stop and more of a small city. So we’re going to pull in a see what all the buzz is about.

The first thing you’ll notice as you pull in is the sheer size of this stop. At 100,000 square feet, the Iowa 80 serves upwards of 5,000 truckers and families per day. If you find yourself here on a Sunday they even have a church for those seeking a little peace and reflection for their journey. But if you’re more inclined to grab some food and supplies for the road, they’ve certainly got you covered there. Let’s take a look at the food options first.

Grub Options:

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If you’re in a bit of a hurry, the food court has tons of grab and go options including Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, DQ, Orange Julius & Caribou. But if you’d like to take a load off and enjoy a nice home-style meal, the family-owned Iowa 80 Kitchen has you covered.

Order off the menu or walk the buffet which has tons of really impressive options. You’ll always find a spot to sit thanks to the dinning room’s 300+ seats, and they’re open 24 hours a day which is a plus if you pull in late.

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By Chris Perry | 2/15/2017

Do you remember going on road trips as a kid? Is there anything more nostalgic than staring out the window at endless miles of highway while your siblings poke you with elbows and the never-ending chant of