CVS to hire 15,000 to prepare for fall, winter COVID-19, flu cases

CVS hiring 15,000 to prepare for fall, winter coronavirus, flu cases

Pharmacy retailer CVS is looking to hire 15,000 employees as the company starts to prepare for not only an expected uptick in COVID-19 cases, but also the fall and winter flu season.

Of the 15,000 positions, about 10,000 will be full-time and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians to dispense medications and perform COVID-19 testing, NBC News reported.

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The company had already announced plans to hire 50,000 employees back in March, Reuters reported.

The federal government signed a deal last week with CVS and Walgreens to dispense COVID-19 vaccines to residents at long-term care facilities, according to Reuters.

CVS already has 300,000 employees across the country, Forbes reported.

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