The Iowa Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations for its sixth annual event set for Oct. 10 in Des Moines.

The awards celebrate Iowans who overcome barriers to employment, as well as the employers who hire them. Previous honorees have overcome disability, criminal convictions, immigration challenges and ageism in their struggle for employment.

Top individual honorees will receive cash awards. 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 Society for Human Resource Management annual state conference.

Nominations are due July 31 and can be submitted at Previous honoree videos can be also viewed at the organization’s website.

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