The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently announced that the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has honored AGS with a prestigious award, recognizing most games companies in America for supporting veterans and military spouses. This is the ESRB’s highest honor, and recognizes gaming companies who go above and beyond to hire qualified candidates from across all skill levels.

The “hire vets medallion program” is an award that was created by the U.S. Department of Labor to recognize companies who support veterans in the workplace. The award is given out annually and this year, AGS was awarded with the highest honor for supporting veterans in the workplace – the 2021 ‘Hire Vets Platinum Medallion Award’.

11 NOVEMBER 2021, LAS VEGAS — Through the US Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets program, AGS (NYSE: AGS) or (the “Company”) was given the highest and most prestigious honor for dedication to US military veterans – the 2021 HIRE Vets PlatinumMedallion. This award is granted every year to businesses who show dedication and leadership in recruiting, hiring, and keeping military veterans, as well as offering veteran integration aid programs.

According to the US Department of Labor, AGS “demonstrated both patriotism and awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace” by completing the requirements for a Platinum Medallion Award, the highest level of the program.

AGS was not only one of just five Nevada firms to win a Platinum Medallion via the HIRE Vets program, but it was also the first gaming company to do so nationwide.

“At AGS, we understand that veterans bring leadership, diversity, and a spirit of cooperation to our organization where they are important contributors to our success,” said AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez, an eight-year military veteran. We’ve made a clear commitment to not just recruit more veterans, but also to assist and resource our veteran workers and their families so that they may succeed at work and in their communities. We’re thrilled to earn the Platinum Medallion from HIRE Vets, and we’re committed to supporting our veteran initiatives even more.”

Veterans account for around 11% of AGS’ total workforce. AGS also empowers and supports its veteran workers and their families in their communities, focusing on quality of life issues such as housing, spirituality, education, health, leisure, and benefit access. Through a range of community engagement activities and support of local and national veteran’s groups, AGS is also committed to honoring the United States military.


The HIRE Vets Medallion award, established by the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Act of 2017, honors enterprises, organizations, and companies for outstanding leadership in encouraging veterans’ employment. Recipients show their commitment to recruiting veterans and supporting their careers to their customers and prospective workers. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federally recognized award for companies that hire veterans.

The “careeronestop” is a website that was created by the American Gaming Association (AGA) to help veterans find jobs in the gaming industry. The site has been awarded with the highest honor for supporting veterans in the workplace – the 2021 “Hire Vets Platinum Medallion Award” through U.S. Department of Labor.

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