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Connecting People with Job Opportunities + Educational Services Through the Evelyn K. Davis Center in DSM

Evelyn K. Davis Center Spring Offerings

July 8, 2024

Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families is keeping busy creating opportunities through employment support programming and events. Here are the latest offerings to help connect and improve individuals’ employability and assist in connecting people with positions at Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses and organizations.


Schedule a time to meet with an Evelyn K. Davis Center Career Coach at evelynkdaviscenter.org/appointments.

Employment Support

There are numerous job openings for DSM organizations, as well as other opportunities to be aware of through the Evelyn K. Davis Center. Career coaches are also available including at the following locations:

  • Evelyn K. Davis Center (1171 7th St., Des Moines) from 8 – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Northside Library (3516 5th Ave., Des Moines) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Evelyn K. Davis Center Events + Other Opportunities

  • On-Site Hiring Events from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Des Moines Public Schools on Wednesday, July 10, 2024
    • Electrical Power Products on Wednesday, July 24, 2024
    • Mom's Meals on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024
    • Dee Zee on Wednesday, Sept.4, 2024
    • Oakridge Neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024
  • DMACC: New Nurse Aide Jumpstart - Registration is open and the event is free for qualifying students. DMACC offers many professional development courses. Find more info here.
  • Parenting classes for new parents, parents sharing custody, parents of all ages, formerly incarcerated parents and adults in parenting roles are being offered. See more information on the flyer.
  • An Evelyn K. Davis Center Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2024. More info to come!

IowaWorks Events + Other Opportunities

Grab a Job Tuesday Hiring Event on Tuesday, July 9 from 9 - 11 a.m. See the flyer.

  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Southeast Polk Community School District
  • Michael Foods
  • A-1 Medical Staffing

Iowa Works Career Fair on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at Park Fair Mall (100 E. Euclid Ave. in Des Moines)

  • 40+ employers participating
  • Veteran Priority: 10:30 - 11 a.m.; General Public: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Spanish speaking career planners will be available for assistance

Hot Jobs:

  • Wesley Life
    • Position Highlight: Registered Nurse (Day shift)
    • Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
    • Pay: $32-$40 per hour

Check out these new listings and more in IowaWORKS.

Hiring Events

Employment Opportunities

Miscellaneous Notes 

If your organization has resources or events similar to the ones above to share, reach out to me at mrbrown17@dmacc.edu.

The Ankeny Klothing Exchange (TAKE) offers gently used clothing, shoes, linens and small household goods to people in need. They are located at 718 NE Grant St., Ste. 102 in Ankeny. Shopping hours are Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Home Inc. is offering a free class for tenants to learn about their basic rights and responsibilities as a renter in Iowa on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Home, Inc. (1618 6th Ave. in Des Moines)

DART will make several changes on July 1, 2024. We apologize for any impact these changes have on your ability to use our service.

No Wi-Fi on Buses: Wi-Fi will no longer be available on any DART bus. You can still use free Wi-Fi at DART Central Station.

  • If you use the MyDART app or other tools to plan your trip, we encourage you to download that information before leaving DART Central Station or another starting location with Wi-Fi. Printed schedules are also available in the lobby at DART Central Station. 
  • Reduced Customer Service Hours: DART Customer Service will follow this new schedule beginning on Monday, July 1:
    • Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed 
  • You can contact Customer Service during open hours by:
    • Visiting the window at DART Central Station, 620 Cherry St., Des Moines
    • Calling: (515) 283-8100 

Learn more about paying bus fare, buying passes and scheduling Paratransit trips when Customer Service is closed at ridedart.com/july. Both changes are needed to balance DART’s budget as costs for operating services continue to rise.

The Evelyn K. Davis Center helps central Iowans build their educational & job dreams by offering career & financial coaching, small business solutions, Men on the Move Clothing Closet and Opportunity Passport. Use the following link to schedule time to meet with an Evelyn K. Davis Center Employee. Learn more at evelynkdaviscenter.org.

Job opportunities and career resources are abundant in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Whether you're looking to find an internship, a job, develop professionally or grow as a student, we have the resources to help you thrive.

Michele Brown

Michele Brown is the Career Navigator at the Des Moines Area Community College Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families.