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Nominations open for sixth annual Iowa Job Honor Awards

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Gov. Kim Reynolds is encouraging Iowans to make nominations for the sixth annual Iowa Job Honor Awards. The Iowa Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations for its sixth annual event set for October 10 in Des Moines.
 
The awards celebrate Iowans who overcome barriers to employment and the employers who hire them. Previous honorees have overcome disabilities, criminal convictions, immigration challenges and ageism in their struggle for employment.
 
Two previous honorees, Steven Shewry and Michael Willoughby, were recognized by Governor Reynolds in her 2019 Condition of the State address. The two completed apprenticeship training while in prison, obtained employment immediately upon release, and are now recognized as outstanding workers by their Iowa employers.
 
Top individual honorees in the October 10 ceremony will receive cash awards, and winners in both the individual and employer categories will receive engraved crystal awards. Videos will be produced for each top honoree.
 
The awards are presented as part of the Iowa SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) annual state conference.
 
Nominations are due July 31 and can be submitted at www.JobHonor.org. Previous honoree videos can also be viewed at the organization’s website.
 
About the Iowa Job Honor Awards

The Iowa Job Honor Awards is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative advancing workforce opportunities for people with employment barriers. A subsidiary of America’s Job Honor Awards, the awards celebrate Iowans who overcome employment barriers and the employers who hire them.

Launched in Iowa in 2014, America’s Job Honor Awards is now a nationally-recognized movement operating in multiple states.