Workforce initiatives | CVS Health

Workforce initiatives

We enable our purpose of helping people on their path to better health by building non-traditional talent pipelines through the power of partnerships. In doing this we develop strong loyalty with our community partners, customers, clients, and patients.

“As we attract new talent to CVS Health we also help break the cycle of poverty for people who may otherwise continue down the road of dependency, which often spans generations. We recognize each person’s value and help individuals unlock their full potential through creative partnerships.”

Our commitment to inclusive employment

We’re addressing the national disability employment gap and helping break down the barriers faced by far too many with differing abilities. We believe in connecting individuals with disabilities with rewarding work experiences at CVS Health.

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A participant in our Abilities In Abundance stocks shelves in one of our training centers.
Several CVS Health employees standing outside of the Cleveland, Ohio Workforce Innovation and Talent Center.

Giving underserved populations access to employment

Our Workforce Innovation and Talent Center in Cleveland hosts hands-on training programs for individuals looking for meaningful employment as pharmacy technicians and retail associates.

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Developing our diverse workforce

A diverse, skilled workforce is at the core of our strategy to transform health care delivery. Our workforce development programs and recruitment strategies leverage the exceptional talents available in our local communities to ensure CVS Health colleagues serve as the face of health care for generations to come.

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Our core programs

To support our company’s growth, we focus on attracting and equipping diverse talent for careers with CVS Health. We have an entire team of colleagues dedicated to ensuring that youth, mature workers, veterans, and individuals with disabilities have a place within our company.

Our four fully operational store and pharmacy training locations support the development of colleagues and partnering community agencies.

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A view inside a mock CVS Pharmacy at the company’s Cleveland, Ohio Workforce Innovation Talent Center.

A program aimed at underserved youth that provides hands-on career exploration through job shadowing, intern experiences in CVS Pharmacy stores, training, mentoring and employment.

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This program provides skills development programs, job training, and placement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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A participant in our Abilities In Abundance stocks shelves in one of our training centers.

This program is aimed at hiring qualified veterans and military spouses through targeted recruiting efforts, mentoring and skills building.

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This program cultivates public and private partnerships at the local, state and national level with the goal of recruiting more mature workers into all areas of the business.

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Participants receive classroom and online instruction, professional mentorship, and on-the-job training, as well as pre-employment and post-placement retention support.


A pharmacist in a while lab coat, embroidered with a red CVS Health heart, smiles while standing behind the counter of a pharmacy.
A male CVS employee sits in a meeting wearing a casual suit with a purple CVS Heart on his lapel and and sporting a very neat haircut.