Build Iowa Career Fairs

Connecting employers with employable young people.

For the last several years, MBI has been working to assist our members in solving their workforce shortage issues through the Build Iowa initiative.  Part of this process has been acting as an intermediary to connect MBI members with their local school district. 

This past year, MBI and Build Iowa hosted five separate members-only career fairs in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Davenport, Mason City and West Des Moines.  These events connected 429 11th, 12th, and community college age students with 72 MBI members from around the state of Iowa.  As a result, we were given feedback that these Career Fairs led to direct hires for seasonal and full-time employment, ultimately fulfilling the Career Fairs’ mission! 

We are pleased to share with you that we will build upon the success of our 2021 Career Fairs by offering a 6th location in 2022. The full schedule will include stops in: 

  • Ankeny             March 29
  • Sioux City         March 31
  • Cedar Rapids   April 5
  • Cedar Falls       April 12
  • Fort Dodge      April 14
  • Bettendorf       April 21