Jeremy has been successfully employed at Goodwill for approximately a year and a half. Prior to his employment with Goodwill, Jeremy worked with Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities- Community Employment Department. They assisted individuals with developmental disabilities find fully integrated and long-term employment. With their help, Jeremy was able to interview and secure a position at the Goodwill Distribution Center located in Marion.
As a baler, Jeremy is responsible for ensuring only appropriate items go in the baler, making sure the baler is filled to the appropriate level and making sure he is following safe and efficient procedures.
Over the past year, Jeremy’s skill set has allowed him to assist with other jobs in the distribution center. He helps the truck drivers with their routes and pickups, he has worked with our maintenance team on several painting projects and this past winter he helped with snow removal at several of our locations.
Recently Jeremy completed forklift training and received his certificate and license, which has sparked his interest in obtaining his driver license.
Along with Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities vision, we want our employees to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Jeremy has found his place at Goodwill. His positive attitude and contagious smile have spread throughout the distribution center.