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TVC names 2017 Employment Award winners

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 TVC Employers Awards. These awards recognize both public and private-sector employers whose efforts and initiatives have had an extraordinary effect on Texas veterans, other employers, workers, and the communities in which the employer does business.

Employer recognition is an integral part of TVC’s ongoing appreciation for businesses in the community who show an outstanding commitment to employing veterans. By shining a spotlight on deserving employers, TVC cements and expands these relationships and creates long-term productive partnerships. Additionally, these awards can result in improved employer-customer relations spread through word of mouth and on social media sites, increasing the employer’s clientele.

This year’s award winners are:

Large Employer

Veracity Research Co. Investigations – Denton

Medium Employer

Lowe’s – Abilene

Small Employer

Swift Transportation – Round Rock

Disabled Veteran Employer

Grace After Fire – Houston

Veteran Service Award

Worklife Institute – Houston

Government Entities (Large)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Government Entities (Medium)

Harris Co. Engineering Department

Government Entities (Small)

Social Security Administration – League City

Workforce Center of the Year

Workforce Solutions Texas City

Extra Mile Award

Methalla Green

Winners are nominated by TVC’s Veteran Employer Liaisons (VELs) and nominees must meet several criteria to be eligible to win, including having at least 10 percent of their workforce. Winners are then judged and selected by the Veterans Employment and Training Advisory Committee.

Employers interested in learning more about the TVC Employment Awards program and how to connect with a VEL can visit

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