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Hy-Vee intros pharmacy technician apprenticeship, seeks to hire 2K pharmacy techs

The apprenticeship is free for all Hy-Vee pharmacy technicians and can be completed in as few as eight months, depending on state requirements, while working at its pharmacy.
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Hy-Vee is in a hiring mode. The company announced today that it is seeking to hire 2,000 full and part-time pharmacy technicians to help support its more than 275 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across its eight-state region.

As an added benefit, Hy-Vee is introducing a new pharmacy technician apprenticeship, which prepares pharmacy technicians with the required training and resources to become nationally certified to administer vaccinations such as the COVID-19 vaccine, flu vaccine and more. The apprenticeship is free for all interested Hy-Vee pharmacy technicians and can be completed in as few as eight months (depending on state requirements) while working in the Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

“The role of pharmacy technicians has never been more integral than today, especially as we prepare for the upcoming flu season and expected authorization of COVID-19 vaccine boosters,” said Kristin Williams, Hy-Vee’s executive vice president, chief health officer. “Our new apprenticeship program offers the opportunity for pharmacy technicians to advance their experience and career in the pharmacy field and work for a company that offers amazing benefits, competitive wages and flexible scheduling.”

[Read more: Hy-Vee pharmacies to offer drive-up flu vaccines]

As part of its goal to be the Best Place to Work in America, Hy-Vee offers employees benefits that include a generous bonus system, childcare concierge services, life insurance, medical and dental care, prescription drug coverage and short-term disability, as well as a 401(k) match. Additionally, all employees – both part-time and full-time – receive a 10% discount on groceries every day and additional discount opportunities throughout the year, plus the chance for additional holiday pay. Hy-Vee also offers a tuition assistance program that is available for employees and their immediate family members.

Both certified and non-certified Hy-Vee pharmacy technicians can serve pharmacies by processing prescriptions, dispensing medications, assisting patients and more. Interested applicants can visit here to view available technician positions in their area.