Sep. 20—CVS — Health announced this morning it is recruiting qualified candidates to fill 25,000 clinical and retail jobs during a one-day national career event this coming Friday.
As part of this accelerated hiring effort, the health care company said it is offering 750 career opportunities across Ohio. The new and existing positions will help it continue to respond to the needs of communities across the country during the fall and winter months when the incidence of flu is expected to increase and as COVID-19 vaccinations and testing remain in high demand, CVS Health said.
Most of the available 750 positions are for full-time, part-time and temporary licensed pharmacists, trained pharmacy technicians, nurses, and retail associates at CVS Pharmacy store locations and will be filled as soon as possible. Additional roles that are part of the company's recruiting efforts include retail store associates who provide attentive service, assist with purchases, and manage store inventory to ensure availability of desired health, wellness, and convenience products for customers.
In addition to flu vaccinations, the accelerated hiring campaign 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. CVS Health has administered more than 34 million COVID-19 vaccines and more than 32 million tests, with online scheduling available at CVS.com.
"Every flu season we need additional team members, but this year we're looking for even more. " Neela Montgomery, executive vice president, CVS Health and president, CVS Pharmacy, 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. These jobs offer a rewarding opportunity to really make an impact on public health in our country."
Qualified candidates can apply immediately for these open positions using the CVS Health mobile apply feature by texting "CVS" to 25000 to learn about jobs in their local area and enter a streamlined digital screening process that facilitates an online application, virtual job tryout and immediate hiring. There will be no on-site applications or interviews, as the entire hiring process is virtual.
"By leveraging CVS Health's innovation and technology, we're making it easier for qualified and caring candidates to join our team and contribute to the company's ongoing efforts to help solve the country's health care challenges," Jeffrey Lackey, vice president of talent acquisition, CVS Health, said in a statement.
Opportunities for full-time employees include competitive pay, paid training, and a benefits package, including vacation, 7 paid holidays and one floating holiday, health/dental/vision insurance, employee discounted stock purchase program, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, career advancement opportunities, and a 20 to 30% employee discount at CVS retail stores.
The nationwide hiring event represents the latest investment in the company's employees, who have worked throughout the pandemic and have been rewarded with bonuses and benefit enhancements. In August, CVS Health raised the corporate-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour, effective July 2022, with incremental increases to the company's competitive hourly rates starting immediately.