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Talent Development Resources

The Greater Des Moines Partnership goes above and beyond to help organizations with talent development, attraction and retention in order to keep Greater Des Moines (DSM) home for high-quality, high-performing employees. The Partnership connects businesses to a variety of networking, community involvement and professional development opportunities that help shape the area's workforce. 

Finding Talent

The Partnership's Career Center is a resource for companies to post their job openings for candidates to search and apply for career opportunities.

Looking for talent to fill your company's job openings? Create an employer account on the Career Center.

Code DSM

In this expansive 150-hour course, students of Code DSM will learn the basic features of the Java programming language and explore the concepts of object-oriented programming, event handling, user interface programming and graphic techniques.

Contact Curt Buhr at ccbuhr@dmacc.edu or (515) 256-4902 for more information or questions regarding course curriculum.

DSM Fellowship Program

The DSM Fellowship Program is a pilot program that will create a preeminent professional development initiative to attract, develop and retain a diverse community of top-tier graduates in DSM.

For more information about how companies will enhance their workforce diversity and Fellows will grow their life and careers through this program, visit the DSM Fellowship Program page.

Relocation Information

Sell your top candidate on DSM with a free relocation packet with information on everything from area neighborhoods, schools and churches to shopping, parks and local attractions.

Also reference the Business Record's Newcomer's Guide for more information.

Palmer Group 2019 Salary Guide

Palmer Group has shared its knowledge and expertise in this marketplace in its 2019 Salary Guide. For both employers and potential employees, compensation is a critical component in determining if a position will be accepted or declined. Palmer Group is DSM’s leading employment agency and a trusted resource for information about salaries in the region. Its Salary Guide is the product of collaboration with The Partnership, and is its most comprehensive summary to date for the job market in Iowa. Download the 2019 Salary Guide.

Internships 101

Looking to start an internship program within your organization? Use The Partnership's Internships 101 Guide to get you started and help you all the way through the evaluation process.

Seize the City

Get your interns engaged in the local community! Open to all interns and college students working in DSM, Seize the City offers future young professionals the opportunity to experience the culture that makes DSM unique. Beginning in May and ending the first week of August, this six-part series features presentations from community leaders who speak about the ins and outs of business success.

Global Youth Connection

Engaging youth with leadership, volunteerism, community resources and career planning, Global Youth Connection's mission is to educate foreign-born high school youth on American culture and to foster social development.

Inclusion

In major corporations and small businesses alike, The Partnership's businesses make inclusion one of the primary measures of their success. Learn more about The Partnership's inclusion resources and how businesses foster inclusivity.

Additionally, explore how DSM creates a welcoming community for foreign-born talent.

Welcome to DSM Receptions

The Partnership holds Welcome to DSM receptions to help introduce your new recruits to the community, so DSM can start to feel like home. Visit the calendar page to look for upcoming receptions!

Home Base Iowa

This program is dedicated to connecting businesses across the region with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities. By working together, Home Base Iowa believes it can help create a stronger, happier professional community.

Additionally, learn more bout how DSM offers a welcoming community to veterans.

Education Initiative

Education Drives Our Greater Economy (EDGE) is a cradle-through-career education and training initiative focused on having key business and education leaders help coordinate the various talent development efforts already taking place in the region and driving additional progress. EDGE was developed from the Capital Crossroads Regional Vision Plan and is powered by The Partnership.