ECVC recognized for hiring Veterans

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) A local employer has been recognized by the Department of Labor for its efforts in hiring Veterans.

The Eastern Carolina Vocational Center, or ECVC, received the 2019 "Gold Hire Vets Medallion Award."

The federal award recognizes ECVC's commitment to hiring Veterans and contributing to their professional development.

ECVC is a Greenville based non-profit that has traditionally hired people with disabilities to work in manufacturing and service sectors fulfilling local, state, and federal government contracts.

Human Resources Manager Patsy Machia says the organization has placed a new emphasis on hiring Veterans and helping them succeed in the civilian world.

This was the first year the Department of Labor has offered this award.