Walgreens announces thousands of employment opportunities

Walgreens is located at 3564 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Social distancing also in place at stores nationwide

information provided by Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. (March 22, 2020) – With growing needs and support for Walgreens stores and pharmacies, the company is looking to fill more than 9,500 existing full- and part-time and temporary roles in stores across the U.S., including customer service associates, pharmacy technicians and shift leads. Candidates can visit jobs.walgreens.com to search for openings in their area.

Current team members continue to play a critical role in providing patients and customers access to the care, products and services they need. As this situation evolves, the company continues to take further steps to promote the safety and wellbeing of team members and customers.

Recent measures include:

  • Temporary reduction of store operating hours. By operating with reduced hours, Walgreens stores are spending the necessary time, while closed, cleaning, sanitizing and stocking shelves each day. We’re also adjusting our hours to help team members and customers feel comfortable and safe to shop our store during this time.
  • Implementing social distancing guidelines to ensure a safer store experience for team members, customers and patients. All stores now have a “Social Distancing Line,” which begins six feet away from all checkout counters. Lines are clearly marked where customers may wait until the team member instructs them to step to the counter. Six foot increments are also marked to indicate where customers should stand in line to ensure they are keeping appropriate distance from others.
  • Walgreens is also introducing Sanvello, a new, free mobile app for all team members to use during this time of increased stress. Sanvello provides peer support and clinically validated coping tools to reduce stress and anxiety.

“Our store team members are working incredibly hard, in a very challenging and uncertain time and we’re grateful for all they do each day,” said Walgreens President Richard Ashworth. “We play a critical role in responding to the pandemic and our team members, who are the face of Walgreens, are doing everything they can to support customers, patients, and communities across America who are relying on us at this critical time.”

Resources are also still available through the company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life365, that offers confidential behavioral health, childcare, legal support and more. The confidential program can help team members manage current day stressors like balancing work and family during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping their loved ones safe, and providing relevant guidance from trained counselors?all intended to keep them feeling healthy and resilient. Life365’s trained specialists are governed by federal and state licensing laws and are ready to assist team members 24/7.