Nov 18, 2023


Posted Nov 18, 2023 11:00 PM

Lincoln, NE – U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized ALLO as one of the 859 recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department  of Labor held on November 8th. ALLO earned the large company 2023 Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion award. This is the  fourth year ALLO has been recognized with the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, but it is the first year ALLO has been  recognized at the highest award level, Platinum. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American  Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program recognizing employers who  successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. 

“It is an honor to have been recognized by the Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion award again this year. We are  particularly proud of earning the Platinum award for the first time. ALLO leaders recognize our Guard, Reserve, and  Veteran teammates have a meaningful impact on helping us successfully serve our communities,” said Todd Heyne,  ALLO Chief Construction Officer and Navy veteran. “ALLO continues to grow, and we have additional career  opportunities with that growth. For the past five years, ALLO’s percentage of veterans in the company has grown year  over year. The veterans we hire have the attitude, motivation, and skills to get the job done.” 

ALLO joins 858 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who are committed to hiring veterans and  ensuring they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military  service. ALLO is the only large company Platinum award winner in Nebraska.  

Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance  criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages, availability of veteran-specific resources, leadership  programming for veterans, dedicated human resource efforts, pay compensation, and tuition assistance programs for  veterans.  

ALLO has benefit programs to support veterans transitioning to the workforce and active Guard and Reserve members,  including a Military Leave Benefit. ALLO also offers a Skillbridge internship program for active-duty service members  who are about to end their service and a pay differential benefit where ALLO will pay a deployed team member the  difference between their ALLO salary and military pay to ensure the same income during their deployment. 

For more information on ALLO’s efforts to support former and active military, visit 

About ALLO Communications 

ALLO Communications specializes in providing world-class communications and entertainment services by creating  gigabit communities. In 2003, ALLO began building its first Gigabit fiber communities. Today, it provides ubiquitous fiber  networks in more than 38 communities in Nebraska, Colorado, and Arizona, with a population of over one million  supported by more than 1,400 ALLO team members. 

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program: 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring  and retaining veterans. The 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31,  2024. For more information about the program and the application process, visit There are different  awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or  fewer employees).  

Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold. There are different awards for large employers (500-plus  employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there  are two award tiers: platinum and gold.