CVS Health said Monday it will fill as many as 25,000 jobs ahead of the flu season and plans by the United States to administer booster Covid-19 vaccine shots.
The company said most of the available jobs were for full-time, part-time, and temporary pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses, although it is also looking for employees to help manage its retail stores.
CVS recently raised minimum hourly wages for its staff as retailers across the United States scramble to retain and lure more people back to work amid a nationwide labor shortage.
CVS said on Monday the virtual hiring campaign on Sept. 24 would help it administer Covid-19 booster shots, pending regulatory approval, as it continues to offer tests and vaccines to those who have not yet been immunized.
The Biden administration had planned to make booster shots widely available in the week of Sept. 20, but advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week rejected broader approval of the shots, recommending their use in Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness.