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Walgreens Raising Bonuses & Rewards For Pharmacists To Retain During Acute Labor Shortage

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) to give a one-time bonus of $1,250 to its full-time pharmacists and a $1,000 payment to part-time pharmacists, as major retailers try to retain people amid an acute labor shortage, resulting in companies raising wages and providing incentives to employees ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

Also, the company informed that certified or to-be certified pharmacy technicians who are responsible for administering flu and COVID-19 vaccines will be given a $1,000 reward throughout a six-month retention period. Walgreens added that it will provide an incentive of $200 myWalgreens cash to any employee who gets fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 30.

The retailer informed that a majority of the staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and it was mandatory for support staff to be vaccinated or be enrolled in a regular testing program in line with government regulation.

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. To learn more about Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page.

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(Read Original Story: Walgreens Boots heaps bonuses, rewards for pharmacists amid labor shortage in Reuters)


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