Annual Awards Event

The Iowa Job Honor Awards features an annual awards event celebrating Iowans who have overcome significant barriers to employment, and the employers who hire them. This ceremony follows an annual nominating campaign.

The 2017 Iowa Job Honor Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. 

In partnership with the Iowa SHRM State Council (Society for Human Resource Management), the awards will be presented in a luncheon ceremony on day two of the 2017 Iowa SHRM State Conference held October 11-13, before an audience of several hundred HR professionals from across the state.

History.  The First Annual Iowa Job Honor Awards was presented in June 2014 on the final day of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry's annual "Taking Care of Business" conference. The awards were presented to standing ovations before several hundred business leaders in the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Now in its fourth year, America's Job Honor Awards is expanding nationwide and our mission remains constant: to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across the nation, through the celebration of a new kind of hero.