Long recognized as an insurance and agricultural hub, Des Moines has been quietly reinventing itself in recent years as a Midwestern mecca for the performing arts, dining, entertainment and other cultural attractions.
Des Moines was also the home of Allied Insurance which, upon becoming part of the Nationwide family, introduced our independent agency system. Today, Nationwide employs more than 4,000 associates in Des Moines, in exciting career fields such as customer service, finance, marketing, IT, HR and legal.
Nationwide is a leading contributor to the Des Moines community and has partnerships with several local organizations. Last year, the Nationwide Foundation granted more than $2.4 million to a number of local charities including:
- Central Iowa Shelter and Services
- Children and Families of Iowa
- Food Bank of Iowa – ($1.5 million grant for capital improvements to the food bank's distribution center)
- Orchard Place
- Polk County Housing and Trust Fund
- Science Center of Iowa
- Youth Emergency Services and Shelters
In addition, our Des Moines associates pledged $824,217 through our annual United Way Campaign, raised 132,577 meals for the Food Bank of Iowa, volunteered 19,000 hours in the community and gave 2,290 units of blood last year. And, 21 of our leaders served on local nonprofit boards.
About Des Moines
Before applying for jobs at Nationwide in Des Moines, here are some interesting things you might want to know about the area: