CVS Health to hire hundreds of new jobs at Longs Drugs across Hawaii
In anticipation of the increased demand for influenza vaccinations and the anticipated continued presence of COVID-19 this fall, CVS Health recently announced the accelerated hiring of hundreds of people to fill new jobs at CVS-owned Longs Drugs stores across Hawaii.
Job opportunities include management roles, pharmacy technicians and store associates. Approximately 100 to 150 of the permanent full- and part-time positions will be hired in the next 30 days. As the expected need for services rises, an additional 200 to 400 roles are estimated to be filled in the coming months. To fill positions quickly, the company will primarily use a technology-enabled hiring process that features virtual interviews and immersive job experiences.
“We typically hire additional colleagues for the fall flu season,” said Scott Sutton, region director, CVS Health. “However, with the projected surge in demand for flu shots and the ongoing prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, we are estimating an even higher level of need for team members. These jobs offer Hawaii residents flexible hours, advancement opportunities and a positive environment as we work together to help our patients and customers on their path to better health.”
The infusion of new jobs comes at a time when the tourism-dependent state is experiencing record high unemployment rates because of the Coronavirus and as the state works toward a Sept. 1 reopening date for tourism.
Opportunities for full-time CVS Health colleagues include competitive pay, paid training and a generous benefits package. Job seekers can go to cvs.jobs to apply.