Nominations sought for Iowa Job Honor Awards

Winners to be honored Oct. 12 in Des Moines

The Iowa Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations through July 31 for Iowans who have overcome significant barriers for employment and the employers who hire them.

Winners will be selected for the “A New Kind of Hero” awards event Oct. 12 in Des Moines.

“The shortage of qualified employees makes recruitment a growing challenge for Iowa employers,” Sara Deich, state council director for the Society for Human Resource Management, said in a prepared statement. “As a result, human resource professionals must creatively source new talent. The Iowa Job Honor Awards helps us engage our untapped workforce by shining a spotlight on success stories.”

America’s Job Honor Awards was founded in Iowa in 2014 and is spreading nationwide. Previous honorees have overcome physical and mental disabilities, criminal convictions and limited English proficiency in their struggle for employment.

Nominations may be submitted at before July 31. Videos of previous winners can be viewed at

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