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Top Employers in Des Moines, IA

Population as of 2023: 719,146

We compiled a list of the top employers in the Des Moines, IA area to visit their respective career page for opportunities in the area. We have added the direct link to their career opportunities page to review. 

These employers are a critical part of the city’s economy and are headquartered in the Des Moines, IA area. They often have a multitude of opportunities from entry level to executive levels. 

Employers headquartered in the Des Moines, IA area in alphabetical order:

American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company – Holding company to several insurance companies including American Republic, Medico, and Great Western Insurance Company. Employee count is not specified.

Casey’s General Stores – Operates a chain of convenience stores and has 37,000 employees. 

EMC Insurance – A top 60 company of property/casualty organization in the United States and has 2,200 employees. 

Hy – Vee – An employee owned grocery store with more than 84,000 employees. 

MidAmerican Energy – Energy company that includes utilities, electric, water, and gas. Company has 3,400 employees. 

Principal Financial Group – A global financial investment management and insurance company. Company has 17,400 employees. 

Ruan – A transportation management company with 5,000 employees. 

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – A mutual insurance company with over 1,800 employees. 

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