Iowa Job Honor Awards Honorees
The Iowa Job Honor Awards, an initiative aimed at recognizing Iowans who have overcome barriers to employment, has announced its top honorees for 2016.
In the employer category, Owner Revolution in Atlantic and The ReWall Company of Des Moines were honored for their commitment to hire disadvantaged candidates, including people with developmental disabilities, past criminal convictions and histories of addiction. Heather Link, human resources manager at Owner Revolution, believes that people who overcome barriers often make exceptional employees. “They value this opportunity so much. They’re doing something that matters, and they’re valued. And to me, that’s success.” Jan Rayman, CEO at ReWall, agrees: “We’ve struggled to find people who would do a good job and show up every day, so we quickly arrived at the conclusion that it’s not about their background, it’s about their present and future. We want to be the company offering second chances.”
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Owner Revolution (3:50) Atlantic, Iowa
Pictured are: Kyle Horn, Founder & Director of America’s Job Honor Awards; Heather Link and Lorene Grubbs of Owner Revolution in Atlantic; John Worth, V.P. and General Manager at Owner Revolution Inc. and Michelle Krefft, Business Consultant at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
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Iowa Job Honors Awards Speech