Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain is dramatically increasing its efforts to hire people with disabilities. In fact, they are planning to implement a training program in every state by the end of 2013 that’s designed to help people with disabilities land jobs either in the company’s retail stores or with other retailers that have needs for similar skill sets.
As many of my readers already know, at least 10 percent of the workforce at each of Walgreens’ 20 distribution centers is already comprised of people with disabilities. Walgreens has become a model for other employers such as Proctor & Gamble who announced that at least 30 percent of employees at a new packaging facility in Maine would be individuals with physical or developmental disabilities.
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