Workforce

Located in the western Des Moines Metro Area, Waukee attracts an abundance of talented personnel.  Drawn by affordable housing, extraordinary schools, and exceptional community involvement, Waukee’s workforce enjoys a quality of life unmatched by any other city.
Engaged primarily in finance, healthcare, education, retail, and professional services, Waukee is a ready-to-work community that is open to opportunity.  The Waukee laborshed area, which includes Waukee, West Des Moines, Clive, and neighboring communities, offers a total potential labor force of 453,782 employees.   

Bar graph of Key Industries
Waukee is dedicated to cultivating a business-friendly environment and maintaining a skilled workforce.  Waukee Community School District’s APEX program aims to provide students with education and experience in Waukee’s key industries, while the Waukee Leadership Institute prepares young professionals for community leadership roles. The Waukee workforce is innovative and success-driven, and the community’s demonstrated commitment to professional advancement cannot be beat.