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Walgreens to hire over 9,500 employees in response to coronavirus

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 22:28:02-04

Another retailer has announced it's hiring. Walgreens says it is looking to hire more than 9,500 full-time, part-time and temporary workers. The boost in hiring comes in response to the coronavirus.

The pharmacy chain says the positions include customer service associates, pharmacy technicians, and shift leads.

Walgreens says it plans to fill part of its wanted workforce by hiring furloughed workers from hotel chains.

Current workers are not being left out of the good news. Walgreens says it will give them bonuses. It announced full-time employees will receive $300 while part-time hourly employees will receive $150.