CVS Health looking to fill 50,000 jobs to meet demand

A driver unloads merchandise from a delivery truck outside a CVS Health Corp. location in New Rochelle, New York, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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CVS Health said it plans to immediately fill 50,000 jobs across the U.S. to keep up with a demand for over-the-counter medicines, prescriptions and other items during the coronavirus outbreak. 

In a news release, CVS called it “the most ambitious hiring drive in the company’s history.”

The major pharmacy chain said it needs more store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and customer service professionals for part-time, full-time and temporary roles. CVS will use virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and tech-enabled job tryouts to find the right candidates, according to a news release. 

CVS is one of the companies that’s seeing more business as the coronavirus pandemic causes others to close their doors and lay off employees. Walmart, Amazon, Domino’s and Papa John’s have also announced plans to hire thousands of employees.

CVS said in a news release that it expects to fill many of the jobs with CVS clients, such as Hilton and Marriott, that have furloughed workers. 

The company said it’s also giving bonuses, ranging from $150 to $500, to pharmacists, store associates and other employees who must be on-site at CVS facilities, to recognize their work during the coronavirus pandemic. 

This story is developing and will be updated.

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