CVS Health makes hiring push in Arizona

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CVS Health makes hiring push in Arizona

By David Salazar - 08/13/2020

CVS Health is looking to beef up its pharmacy staff in Arizona. The  Arizona jobs as it prepares for flu season. The company said it’s looking to fill 300 positions — largely part- and full-time pharmacy technicians — to respond to anticipated high demand for flu shots and to address the ongoing pandemic. It also is looking to hire seasonal employees. 

"Additional team members typically are needed every fall flu season," said Tobin Zdarko, region director for CVS Pharmacy. "However, we are estimating a much greater need for pharmacy technicians this year given the anticipated rise in demand for flu shots and other immunizations, along with the continued presence of COVID-19 in the community. These jobs offer Arizona residents a rewarding career opportunity, with flexible hours, advancement potential and a supportive environment while helping people on their path to better health."

Pharmacy technicians have played a key role in the retailer’s response to COVID-19, particularly with regard to CVS Pharmacy’s testing efforts, which include 93 drive-thru testing sites in Arizona. In the store, they work under the pharmacists to process prescriptions, dispense medications, provide information to customers and health professionals, and perform administrative tasks. 

CVS Health said that the positions, which will staff its CVS Pharmacy locations in the state, will be filled as soon as possible, and that some seasonal hires will have the chance to apply for or be promoted to permanent roles. 

"This expansion by CVS Health is an important addition to the state's health care community and will further strengthen efforts to keep Arizonans safe and healthy," said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. "We thank CVS Health for its ongoing commitment to our state, and for investing in hundreds of jobs in Arizona."

To be hired, applicants must have obtained at least a technician in training license, which is valid for up to three years.