SIOUX FALLS — The continued uncertainty of a global pandemic isn’t stopping PREMIER Bankcard from expanding and adding new jobs in Huron, South Dakota. PREMIER is actively hiring up to 40 individuals to help staff a new Customer Service team at its facility located in the Huron Mall.
“As an essential business, PREMIER has remained open and available to serve customers during the pandemic,” said Bob Vanliere, EVP Card Services. “As a result, we experienced growth in 2020 that we anticipate will continue as the need for credit continues. The addition of 40 new Huron associates will help us meet the servicing needs of our customers. ”
According to PREMIER Bankcard President Matt Krall, the company just completed a $1 million renovation to the Huron location, setting it up for long-term growth.
Laurie Shelton, President and CEO of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau, said the new positions come at a good time for the community.
“This news comes when so many have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sheldon said. “The new jobs will not only provide quality employment with benefits, but that income will turn over many times as this new workforce lives and spends in our community.”
PREMIER Bankcard and its sister organization First PREMIER Bank are considered one of the country’s top-performing banks. It credits this success to an ongoing commitment to take care of employees, customers and the communities it serves.
“When COVID-19 hit, supporting our communities became critical for the PREMIER team,” said Miles Beacom, PREMIER Bankcard CEO. “Along with T. Denny Sanford’s gift of $75,000 to the relief fund, we also wanted to continue our support of local nonprofits. Before COVID, we had pledged $20,000 in sponsorships to 16 local nonprofits. We upheld every one of those commitments, even if the event was canceled.”
Beacom says PREMIER also gave every Huron employee a $50 gift card for a restaurant in town (totaling $7,000) and purchased nearly $14,000 worth of Huron Chamber Bucks so each employee could spend $100 locally this holiday season.
“PREMIER has always recognized that we are only as successful as the communities we serve. In a year like 2020, that couldn’t be truer,” said Beacom.
PREMIER hopes to have all of the full and part-time positions filled by early 2021.