While Jerry graduated valedictorian from his high school, he struggled to find employment for some time after leaving school. The fact that he’s deaf presented an added obstacle for Jerry, but United Disability Services, in Akron, helped him land a job with a promising career path with Liniform, a uniform services company in Barberton.
Management at Liniform say he’s an excellent employee, always on time. His disability is not even an issue for discussion. In fact, supervisors often find him more focused than other employees. Jerry just celebrated a year with the company and has worked his way up from part-time to a full-time employee.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Thanks to UDS for sharing this story.#NDEAM