Walgreens honored for training, job readiness programs

  • Deerfield-based 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.

    Deerfield-based 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. Daily Herald file photo

 
Updated 7/18/2019 9:14 AM

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.

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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.

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