Department of Florida

History

The first American Legion employer award was established in 1947, and recognized employers across the country that had established outstanding records in the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. Later, other award categories were added to recognize outstanding employers of older workers and of veterans in general, and in 1992, the Employment Service awards were established to recognize outstanding individuals and local offices within the state employment service agencies.

These awards benefit everyone involved. They bring recognition to outstanding employers and job service personnel, they help expand employment opportunities for veterans, and they bring favourable publicity for The American Legion and its Posts.

Employment Chairman
Susan Butler