Jeramie sitting at a desk

Jeramie and his family moved to the Huron (South Dakota) area in the fall of 2018, where he initially found work at a local trucking company. He was laid off the following May, however. This led Jeramie to apply for RA benefits and start working with a DLR Employment Specialist at the Huron Job Service.

During one of Jeramie’s weekly appointments, he found an Information Technology Technician position that seemed like a fit due to his ongoing pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. The Employment Specialist completed a referral and Jeramie applied for the position. After the interview, however, Jeramie was not confident about receiving a job offer because of his lack of work experience in information technology. The Employment Specialist contacted the employer and offered an On-the-Job Training (OJT) contract to give him a better chance. A few weeks later, Jeramie received a formal job offer and an OJT training contract with the employer began.

During one of his monitors, Jeramie said he looked forward to going to work every day for the first time in years.

In June of 2020, Jeramie received the Exceptional Employee Award, which is given to an employee who demonstrates the hospital's values of being accessible, helpful and knowledgeable.