Jobs in Polk County, IA

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  • Deliver with Gopuff - no experience required


    Do more than make ends meet. Deliver with Gopuff and get paid to deliver what your neighbors need from a Gopuff facility near you! With one centralized pickup location and smaller delivery zones, Gopuff ... read more

  • Senior care provider

    Senior care provider

    As a caregiver, you'll provide much-needed assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, ... read more

  • General Merchandise

    General Merchandise

    General Merchandise job with benefits at Wallmart. (Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase ... read more

  • Tutor


    If you love working with children and helping them succeed, then tutoring may be the perfect job for ... read more

  • Nanny / Babysitter

    Nanny / Babysitter

    Do you like children? Work as a nanny / babysitter and take care of other people's children. read more

  • Translator


    Work from home as a translator with clients from around the world. Be your own boss! read more

  • Paid Surveys Online

    Paid Surveys Online

    Make money by filling surveys, watching movies, shopping online and more! read more

  • Shopper


    Make money by doing shopping for other people whenever you have free time. Sounds interesting? read more

  • Tasker / Shopper / Handyman

    Tasker / Shopper / Handyman

    Earn money by helping other people with simple tasks such as moving, repairs, shopping and more. read more

  • Freelancer


    Work from home as a freelancer. Online research, data entry, IT and more. read more

  • Virtual Assistant

    Virtual Assistant

    Work from home as a virtual assistant for clients from around the world. Be your own boss. read more

  • Pet Sitter

    Pet Sitter

    Get paid to play with dogs. Become a pet sitter and connect with local dog and cat owners looking for ... read more

  • Language Tutor

    Language Tutor

    Know a language? Teach it online from your home and get customers from around the world. read more

  • Cleaner / Housekeeper

    Cleaner / Housekeeper

    Earn as a cleaner at Marry Maids. Flexible schedule on your own terms. read more

  • Delivery Driver

    Delivery Driver

    Work as a delivery courier at your own pace delivering restarant meals to clients via Doordash. read more

  • Hotel Worker

    Hotel Worker

    Work in a Hilton hotel. Multiple positions: front-desk, kitchen, house keeping, restaurants and more. read more

  • Hotel Worker

    Hotel Worker

    Marriott hotels offer a variety of opportunities: front desk, house keeping, kitchens and more. From ... read more

  • Restaurant worker

    Restaurant worker

    If you're looking for a fast-paced, customer service oriented job, McDonald's is the place for you. ... read more

Find your next job in Polk County

Polk County is one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing metropolitan areas in the nation. With a population over 500,000, it is home to some of the most sought-after job opportunities in the Midwest. From tech start-ups to major corporations to government agencies, Polk County offers an abundance of employment options for both new and experienced job seekers.

Find your next job in Polk
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The county's business environment is strong and diverse. Des Moines, the county seat and largest city in Iowa, has been ranked as one of the top cities for job growth by Forbes magazine. Major employers in Polk County include the Mercy Medical Center, Wells Fargo Bank, John Deere Financial, Principal Financial Group and UnityPoint Health. The area is also home to many smaller businesses that are experiencing significant growth due to their innovative products and services.

In addition to its abundant job opportunities, Polk County also boasts a high quality of life for residents. It is known for its excellent educational system with several top-rated universities and community colleges. Residents can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as biking trails, golf courses and parks. The local economy is vibrant with plenty of shopping centers and entertainment venues featuring live music and other forms of entertainment.

Job seekers can find a wide variety of opportunities in the area from entry level positions to management roles. Those looking for employment outside of Des Moines may want to consider surrounding cities such as West Des Moines or Ankeny which both offer plentiful job opportunities in a variety of industries. Job seekers should also take advantage of the numerous networking events held at various locations throughout Polk County that feature industry professionals discussing career paths and success stories.

Overall, Polk County provides an ideal setting for individuals wishing to advance their career or start a new one. With its diverse economic landscape, there are numerous job opportunities available regardless of experience or industry background. The area's quality of life combined with its economic prosperity make it an attractive destination for those seeking employment in Iowa or beyond.