I have heard that Walgreens is expanding its efforts to employ people with disabilities, taking their current focus at two of their distribution centers and bringing it to their retail stores. Similar to the distribution centers, they partner with local service providers to identify and train those primarily with developmental and physical disabilities for jobs; in this case, primarily as cashiers and other retail positions. The program is currently in place in Dallas, Houston, Chicago and New York as well as parts of Wisconsin and Connecticut.
Kudos to Walgreens for this wonderful work. My hope is that this type of employment outreach and commitment, for Walgreens and companies all over the world, will expand to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities who have the skill-sets, education and background to fill corporate, management positions and the like.
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