Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Walgreen's Distribution Center Opens

Several hundred gathered Thursday morning at the Grand Opening of Walgreen’s new distribution center in Anderson. This facility now employs over 700 people. Interestingly, over 200 employees will be people with disabilities and special needs. This category shows 95% unemployment. Walgreen’s has done the community a great service by extending a helping hand to our citizens with limited abilities. There are two agencies that play a significant role in this partnership: Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board - This board serves people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation Department - This department serves people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical and mental health conditions.