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Downtown Workforce

Downtown Des Moines (DSM), with its highly specialized and qualified workers, continues to be a hub for companies such as Principal and Wells Fargo & Co. to find motivated, qualified employees. Major employers from key industries around the region tap into Iowa's talent to make their businesses more efficient and profitable. Skilled workers are easy to find, with the State of Iowa graduating 91% (2017) of its students. The region’s college graduation rate is even better, with 41.9% of the region’s workforce having obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Major Employers in Downtown DSM

More than 80,000 people currently work in Downtown DSM at corporations like Wellabe, American Republic Insurance, Lumen, Principal, Cognizant, Global Atlantic, EMC Insurance and many others. Find Downtown DSM job opportunities or post your company's job openings on the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Career Center. Additionally, The Partnership is actively engaged in supporting businesses in the growth, retention and education of their workforce through its talent development resources.