America's Job Honor Awards is a nonprofit initiative designed to help disadvantaged citizens enter the workforce. We host annual awards ceremonies celebrating individuals who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them. Our mission is to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across the nation, through the celebration of a new kind of hero.

Launched in Iowa in 2014, the Awards are expanding nationally.  We currently operate in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota ... with more states following soon. 

Honorees are selected following annual campaigns in which nominations are submitted via this website. Top honorees are celebrated in state-level awards ceremonies, with inspiring videos recounting their paths to employment success.

By shining a spotlight on success stories, we speak hope to disadvantaged jobseekers while inspiring employers to give these individuals a chance by hiring them. We rely on the power of personal stories to win hearts and minds.

In addition to our annual awards events, America's Job Honor Awards works year-round to inspire disadvantaged jobseekers to utilize available job training resources, and to encourage companies to hire the individuals who complete such programs. We do this through public speaking, seminars and media appearances.

Lead sponsor of America's Job Honor Awards is ManpowerGroup, world leader in innovative workforce solutions.

“In the midst of America's talent shortage, it’s time for employers to get serious about our untapped workforce. People who overcome patterns of failure or challenges such as disability are not only highly qualified employees, but frequently they demonstrate remarkable work ethic and loyalty.”   - Kyle Horn, Founder & Director


(Daniele Zedda photo)