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The Wingman Program is back to help area newcomers navigate their new city. Newcomers are connected to a community champion with a robust network and knowledge of the area. Your wingman is a friend who can answer questions, make connections, and help you take flight in your new home.

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Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace) and Transamerica Corp. were among four Iowa companies designated a" Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released yesterday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation at

The HRC Foundation - the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization - strengthened criteria for the 2018 index in the most rigorous scorecard to date. In all, 571 companies were designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality based on detailed criteria in four categories: non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility including public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and responsible citizenship.

Transamerica received a rating of 100 while the former Rockwell Collins received a rating of 85. Principal Financial Group and Wellmark, Inc., both of Des Moines, also received ratings of 100. The average score for companies and law firms based in Iowa was 96 percent.

"The top-scoring companies on this year's CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores," said HRC President Chad Griffin in a release. "Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn't just the right thing to do - it's also good for business."

Other key findings revealed in the 2019 CEI:

* The number of U.S. employees with a corporate nondiscrimination policy protecting them from sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination is 16.8 million.

* Gender identity is now part of nondiscrimination policies at 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies, up from just 3 percent in 2002.

* More than 500 major employers have adopted supportive inclusion guidelines for transgender workers who are transitioning.

* 136 Fortune 500 companies were given unofficial scores based on publicly available information.

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Learn more about the different events that Career Services offers to connect you with our students! If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Ebaugh at, or by phone at 319-398-5689.

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"Are your job descriptions working as hard as you are to fill your open roles? You don't need to be a great writer to craft an effective job description. You just need to deliver a posting that will hook candidates and help them clearly understand the role. Once you're ready to write, use the following checklist to guide your first drafts."

Visit the site listed below to see the full checklist:

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Want an opportunity to connect with students from specific programs? Our Networking Lunch might be the event for you. To learn more, click on the link below!

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About Our Services

Our online Employer Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You must register your organization with our office prior to accessing these services. Once your registration is reviewed, if it is approved you will receive an email which includes a link to activate your account.

If approved, depending on your access level, you will be able to use some or all of the services listed below:

  • Job Posting
    Post jobs targeted to Kirkwood Community College students, alumni, community residents.
  • Résumé Search
    Search résumés of our students, alumni, community residents. When searching for alumni, your results may include community residents.
  • Portfolio Search
    Search career portfolios that have been prepared by our students, alumni, community residents.