Walgreens honored for training, job readiness programs
DEERFIELD -- For the third consecutive year, Walgreens has been recognized with the top-score of 100 percent on the 2019 Disability Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality.
The DEI is a joint initiative by Disability: IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities and is considered the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for corporate disability inclusion developed by disability advocates and business leaders.
The 2019 DEI inclusion criteria assessed culture and leadership; enterprisewide access; community engagement, supplier diversity and employment practices.
Walgreens training and job readiness programs are decadeslong and considered models for other organizations:
Walgreens also partners with community organizations to identify opportunities to support hiring of people with disabilities:
"Walgreens has created a best practice environment in which our students can learn. And as a result, our students have gained confidence and felt more prepared to enter the workplace," said Carrie Provenzale, Turning Pointe's executive director.