One Iowa to Host LGBTQ Career Fair with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

One Iowa, a statewide LGBTQ organization, will host an LGBTQ Career Fair on Monday, February 4 from 4-6 p.m. at the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Education & Research Center at 1415 Woodland Ave. The event, co-sponsored by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, will provide an avenue for LGBTQ Iowans to connect with Des Moines area employers to find potential job openings and ask questions about LGBTQ policies and workplace culture.

Lynette Plander from Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services will provide mock interviews for attendees. Admission is free and open to the public.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, nearly half of LGBTQ people in the United States are not completely out in the workplace,” One Iowa Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel said. “Despite progress in other areas of LGBTQ visibility, this statistic has remained largely unchanged for the past decade.”

“Many of us spend at least as much time at work as we do with our friends and family. When LGBTQ people don’t feel safe bringing their authentic selves to work, it negatively impacts their mental health and quality of life as a whole. Through this event, we aim to connect our community with inclusive employers in the Des Moines area so more LGBTQ people can find safe and fulfilling jobs where they can truly thrive.”

“Know how much you matter to this world is our slogan, but at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, it’s our way of living and working. We encourage all of our employees to be the best version of themselves. We are proud to be a sponsor of the LGBTQ Career Fair,” UnityPoint – Des Moines Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Sid Ramsey said.

Confirmed employers who will be present at the LGBTQ Career Fair include:

  • Athene
  • Bankers Trust
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
  • Dwolla
  • GuideOne Insurance
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI)
  • Mediacom
  • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
  • Primary Health Care
  • Principal
  • State of Iowa
  • UnityPoint – Des Moines
  • Veridian Credit Union
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Wells Fargo

This list of employers is not final.

Directions, parking, and a map for the Education & Research Center can be found here.