Walgreens’ Employer Spotlight - Developing an Inclusive Workplace

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Developing and Inclusive Workplace

Broadening the workforce by employing people with disabilities is not just a nice gesture, it makes good business sense. Walgreens found that with the right mix of training, technology and awareness, the newest generation of distribution centers runs more efficiently and productively than older counterparts.

With so many stereotypes and portrayals about people with disabilities, Walgreens management decided to use education to dispel the myths. Through training and experiential opportunities for its management team, the company showed that people with disabilities can be successful in highly competitive environments.

Walgreens is working toward its new goal to fill more than 20 percent of its workforce with people with disabilities. We're proving that with the right mix of creativity and compassion, everyone can succeed.

Employee Success Stories

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Jason Grudem is a service clerk in Illinois who uses his iPod Touch to communicate with customers and employees. Jason was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, and is now one of hundreds of employees with disabilities who work at the company's stores, distribution centers and other locations.

"It's an inspiration to see how much he enjoys working here," says Alan Ward, Jason's store manager. "Many customers ask about Jason when he's not in the store and praise Walgreens for including people with special needs."


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Wade Johnson was born partially deaf. He joined Walgreens in 1991 and gradually, his hearing diminished after suffering attacks of vertigo. Years later, he completely lost his hearing. Despite these obstacles, he gained confidence in himself and respect from his peers as he built his entire career while deaf.

He went from a part-time clerk to assistant manager in three months. Johnson was promoted to store manager in Oregon in 1998. "Walgreens gave me an opportunity," he says. "My managers were always supportive of me and saw my potential. I always had the willpower. I don't let the disability affect me in any way." Johnson has a cochlear implant and sometimes uses sign language to help deaf customers. Even his staff has learned basic sign language to say "good morning," "thank you" and "medicine."

You can read more about Walgreens commitment to disability inclusion on our site.

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Walgreens is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Walgreens Careers website as a result of your disability. The Company will also reasonably accommodate sincerely-held religious beliefs. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. If you need an accommodation or further assistance in using the Walgreens Careers website, please call 1-866-967-5492.