Ohio State graduate Cody Houser is getting a big raise after he lost his job at the same pharmaceutical company he had a long relationship with.
Houser was laid off from his position as a data analyst at Pfizer in November of 2017, and he has been looking for work ever since.
He’s not alone.
A number of Ohio State graduates have lost their jobs at the pharmaceutical company since the end of 2017 after losing their jobs following an executive search, according to a recent report by the Ohio Department of Labor.
The company did not immediately respond to CNNMoney’s request for comment on the layoffs.
While Housers salary was not affected by the layoffs, his employer had to make a lot of changes in order to keep his salary.
He got a $1,500 bonus that he’ll use to buy food for himself and his family for the rest of the year, but also got a bonus of $600,000 that he will use to purchase health insurance for himself.
“I am extremely thankful for the incredible work I have done at Pfizilox and wish them all the best,” he said in a statement.
“My time at Pfitzilox has been very rewarding and I look forward to returning to the workforce soon.”
Housers father, Cody, has been a lifelong Pfizer customer and has been in the pharmaceutical industry for years, according a LinkedIn profile.
Houses brother, Chase, also works for Pfizer.
Pfizer is known for their high-tech products and research.
In 2015, the company hired the former CEO of a drug company to oversee research and development for its new drug, L-tryptophan, which is a precursor to the powerful anti-depressant riluzole.
The news was met with skepticism at the time, as it took nearly two years to develop the drug.
However, that optimism has since changed, as the drug has been approved by the FDA in the US and Europe.
Pruizer is also known for hiring former Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden is known as the father of social media, and the company has recently begun advertising its new Facebook advertising campaign.