NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — CVS Health plans to hire 25,000 new employees as part of an effort to ramp up COVID-19 and flu vaccination and testing this fall and winter.
The healthcare company will be hiring part- and full-time pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and retail workers during a nationwide “career event” this coming Friday, Sept. 24, it said in a press release Monday.
The new employees “will aid the company in administering COVID-19 booster shots, pending regulatory approval, while continuing to offer shots to those who have yet to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and patients seeking testing at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country,” the release said.
CVS Health workers have already administered more than 34 million COVID-19 vaccines — and conducted more than 32 million tests for the virus — since the pandemic began, the release noted.
“Every flu season, we need additional team members, but this year we’re looking for even more,” CVS Health Executive Vice President and CVS Pharmacy President Neela Montgomery said in a statement.
“With the continued presence of COVID-19 in our communities, we’re estimating a much greater need for pharmacists, trained pharmacy technicians, nurses and retail store associates,” she added. “These jobs offer a rewarding opportunity to really make an impact on public health in our country.”