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Pensacola Businesses Receive National Recognition from Department of Labor

VetCV and EBI Management Group were both recognized yesterday by the Department of Labor (DoL) as HIRE VETS medallion award winners. VetCV received a Platinum Medallion and EBI received a Gold Medallion. The awards recognize job creators for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans.

In 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act, creating the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. "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."

The Department of Labor recognized 238 companies across the nation including large, medium and small businesses. Sixteen companies from the State of Florida were recognized and two from Pensacola.

EBI Management Group is a company specializing in providing financial, business, project management, and technology services to the Department of Defense and Federal Agencies. EBI’s President, Travis Goins, stated “Mark and I are humbled by this national recognition. As Veterans ourselves, it is part of our DNA to seek out Veteran employees and Veteran business partners like VetCV. We recognize the value of our Nation’s Veterans and the skills, experience and leadership they bring to the workforce. The long-term success of EBI will be based on the strength of our Veteran workforce.”

VetCV is a tech company that has built a free highly secure online “personal data-vault” software platform to support our Nation’s 23.9 million active US military and Veterans as well as their 46 million family members. VetCV will grow into a place where they will have a voice and will be heard. VetCV helps Veterans and their family’s transition to civilian life in two major way: First by personalizing and matching them to patriotic employers that understand the value of service and genuinely want to hire them “right now!” And second, connecting them to healthcare, VA benefits, and other important resources, quickly and in real time. Users can also safely store and control their most important documents related to their careers, healthcare, military service, and family so they can get to them where and when they need them.

“Successful transition starts with making sure people can support their families, that usually means getting a great job, and keeping it, so that’s where we start too. With more than 240,000 job postings already, people can join their next team. Veterans helping Veterans is the core of what are trying to do. We have lots of plans in store, but we are off to a really good start. This HIRE Vets Platinum Award means a lot to us because it validates our mission here.” said Niels Andersen, VetCV President & CEO.

EBI Management Group ( is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in downtown Pensacola, FL and lead by CEO Mark Kilcawley (USN Veteran) and President Travis Goins (USAF Veteran). VetCV ( is VOSB located in the Cordova area of Pensacola and lead by President & CEO Niels Andersen (USN Veteran).

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