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Talent Development Resources

Talent is the lifeblood for every business, and that's why the Greater Des Moines Partnership goes above and beyond to help organizations with talent development, attraction and retention. The Partnership connects businesses to a variety of networking, community involvement and professional development opportunities that help shape the area's workforce. Seize the opportunity to build your business in Greater Des Moines (DSM).

For more information, contact Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development.

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.

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 Des Moines 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 2018 Salary Guide

Palmer Group has shared its knowledge and expertise in this marketplace in its 2018 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 Greater Des Moines’ (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 2018 Salary Guide.

Internships 101

Looking to start an internship program within your organization? Use The Partnership's Internship 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 Des Moines, Seize the City offers future young professionals the opportunity to experience the culture that makes Des Moines 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.


In major corporations and small startups 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.

Welcome to Des Moines Receptions

The Partnership holds receptions to welcome your new recruits, introduce them to the community and other newcomers, and help them begin to feel at home. Invite them to the next Welcome to Des Moines Reception!

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.

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.