(NBC) – CVS wants to hire 15,000 workers to help prepare for an expected rise in COVID-19 and flu cases this fall and winter.
More than two-thirds of those will be full and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians, who can dispense medication and administer COVID tests.
The larger workforce could also help CVS prepare for the eventual rollout of a vaccine.
CVS says it’s hired about 76,000 full, part-time and temporary workers since March, and has more than 4,000 drive-thru testing sites.
Last week the defense department announced CVS and Walgreens will give COVID-19 vaccines to people in long-term care facilities nationwide once a vaccine is available.
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