CVS Caremark sponsors employment program for veterans, military spouses

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has announced that it will be joining first lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the fourth annual "Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes" event to be held Thursday in Washington, D.C.

CVS Caremark, a chairman's circle sponsor of Hiring our Heroes, is participating in job fairs across the country as part of the program's goal to connect 100,000 veterans and military spouses with employment opportunities. Hiring our Heroes is a yearlong nationwide campaign to help veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

"As a nationwide employer focused on transforming the delivery of healthcare services, CVS Caremark is committed to providing job opportunities and attractive career paths for members of the military. We value their experience and training as leaders, innovators and team builders and see many opportunities for veterans to make a seamless transition from the military to a career at CVS Caremark," stated David Casey, VP workforce strategies and chief diversity officer at CVS Caremark.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps himself, having served in Operation Desert Storm, Casey added, "I understand how important it is to have a meaningful career opportunity and to have your transferrable skills recognized by a prospective employer when you return to the civilian workforce after military service."

Military spouses and veterans currently work in a wide variety of positions across the CVS Caremark enterprise, including at CVS/pharmacy retail stores, distribution centers, mail-order pharmacies and MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the country. The company also has established a resource and networking group for employees who are military veterans, those currently serving and their supporters.

For its effort to date, CVS Caremark has been named as a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Women Veteran and Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award.