The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recognizes employers who go above and beyond in their support of employees who are National Guard or Reserve service members.
Of the 15 awards handed out to both businesses and municipalities, Minnesota had two companies selected for going far beyond the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act: Marcus Construction of Willmar and Medtronic of Minneapolis.
“It is a distinct honor for two Minnesota employers to receive this award,” said Gov. Tim Walz. “I’m grateful to Marcus Construction and Medtronic for ensuring that when their employees who serve in the National Guard are called to duty, they are supported and appreciated at home.”
Award recipients include small and large employers in both the private and public sectors….