Digi-Key recognized for providing employment to veterans and active members of US military
During a ceremony held May 12, 2010, electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation was recognized by the United States Department of Labor (US DOL) for providing employment to veterans and active members of the US military service. The ceremony was held at Digi-Key’s facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
Rick Trontvet, Digi-Key’s vice president of human resources, accepted the award on Digi-Key’s behalf from Heather Higgins, Regional Administrator for the US Department of Labor, and other representatives of the US DOL.
“Digi-Key recognizes the importance of employing veterans and active members of the US military,” Trontvet said. “We are very proud to have so many talented employees who have dedicated themselves not only to their jobs at Digi-Key, but also to serving their country. It is a great honor to be recognized for the support we provide to veterans and active military service members.”
Digi-Key is the only company in northern Minnesota to receive this recognition from the US DOL. Digi-Key currently employs many veterans as well as a dozen individuals who are active members of the military, two of whom are currently on military leave that involves overseas service.
At the ceremony on May 12, Higgins said, “The US Department of Labor views Digi-Key as a model employer that is making a difference to the residents of northern Minnesota by providing career opportunities in a challenging economic environment. The quality employment opportunities afforded to area veterans by Digi-Key is further testament to Digi-Key’s patriotic spirit and appreciation for the skills veterans bring to the workplace.”
In addition to providing employees with legally required military leave that does not negatively affect their pay and benefits, Digi-Key also provides active military members with holiday pay for company holidays missed during military leave.