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Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces DSM Employment Ready Initiative

March 23, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 23, 2020) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership today launched the DSM Employment Ready initiative to assist businesses in need of immediate temporary workers and employees who have been impacted due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this initiative, The Partnership will maintain a list of Greater Des Moines (DSM) companies looking to rapidly hire for open positions as well as serve as a resource for employers and employees with up-to-date information relating to State and Federal assistance programs.

“We understand the impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching,” said Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “DSM Employment Ready is a place where businesses can share immediate hiring needs and job seekers can find temporary employment opportunities. It’s a place that will also provide up-to-date employment resources and information relating to rapidly changing employment environment.”

For job seekers looking for temporary employment, see the DSM Employment Ready tracking list. Potential employees can also post their resume and search job openings on the DSM USA Career Center. Find resources for additional unemployment benefits, childcare assistance and other information here.

Employers who are looking for temporary workers and/or to rapidly upscale their workforce can be added to a list that tracks current job opportunities. To share your immediate openings, please email Sidney Pezley, Program Manager at The Partnership, with the following information: company name, company contact information, number of job openings, job skills needed, where and how to apply. Companies can also create an employer profile on the DSM USA Career Center, where companies can comb through job seeker resumes. Another consideration is to work with a staffing company or temp agency to fulfill your employment needs. For employers experiencing temporary layoffs, please visit Iowa Workforce Development.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future.