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/insurance, 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 552,753 employees.

Waukee is dedicated to cultivating a business-friendly environment and maintaining a skilled workforce. The Waukee Community School District’s APEX Program aims to provide students with education and experience in the Waukee area’s key industries, while the Waukee Leadership Institute prepares young professionals for community leadership roles. 

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