Firm goes above and beyond for active-duty workers

By Dan Gunderson

Minnesota Public Radio

Thief River Falls-based Digi-Key is getting national recognition from the U.S. Labor Department for employing veterans and active military members. The company has more than a dozen active duty soldiers on its payroll.

The firm is recognized for going above what the law requires they do for active military members. Soldiers earn pay for company holidays when they are deployed overseas.

"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," Rick Trontvet, human resources vice president.

Digi-Key is the only northern Minnesota company the Labor Department recognized.

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