Work in Iowa

Infinite opportunities await

It’s not about you working harder, it’s about your career working harder for you. Iowa boasts booming industries, cutting-edge careers and the work-life balance – scratch that, life-work balance – that you’re looking for.

Bring your career goals to life.

The Right Job (and State) for You

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Major Industries

Iowa is leading the way - find your dream job and help shape the future

Not to brag, but we’re known worldwide for our strengths in
Advanced Manufacturing
Finance and Insurance


Iowa workers stay with an employer 3x longer than the national average

Our major companies aren’t just looking for a seat to fill—they’re looking for a person to grow. From professional development to volunteering, you’ll have ample opportunities to invest in yourself.  

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Dream it anywhere, do it here

In Iowa, you don’t just get your foot in the door, you get the door opened for you. We have easy access to the people and tools you need to move your ideas forward.

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#2 best state to start a business

Dream of owning a business? Here, neighbors aren’t your competition, they’re cheering you on. Let us help you bring your vision to life.

Why work in Iowa?

“This is one of the only places I’ve been where it’s not cutthroat. People are happy for others to succeed… Chasing the art dream is a lot of effort, and to come out here and sort of pool all our resources was really interesting and cool.”

Kyle Kirwin, Mainframe Studios

“From mortgage to daycare, we are saving more money and spending less time driving from point A to point B, which means more time with family.” 

Gabe Wells, John Deere Financial

“If there’s something that you want to do here, you can get it done.”

Greg Lin, Drake University

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“I kept coming back to HNI because they really cared about the work I did and what I was interested in. It was about my personal growth, professional career and my interests.”

Maggie Gouger, HNI Corporation

“I’ve been able to expand in other ways that I never would have deemed possible and continue to have an incredible balance between the life that I want to live and the career that I was striving for.”

Molly Murphy, Cisco

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The best move you’ll ever make

We’re ready to provide one-on-one support to match you with your dream career and community.

Work in Iowa Stories

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