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Larson Praises Walgreens for Commitment to Hiring Individuals With Disabilities

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Location: Windsor, CT

Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) praised Walgreens for their commitment to hiring men and women with disabilities during a walkthrough of their Windsor distribution center today.

The Congressman was joined by Windsor Mayor Don Trinks as well as Walgreens national and local leadership in touring the local distribution center this afternoon.

"In even the best of times, disabled Americans have extra challenges they have to overcome to find good jobs. So I'm very happy to see that, in this economy where so many are struggling, Walgreens has gone above and beyond to make sure that the disabled have just as fair an opportunity to work as the rest of our community," Congressman Larson said. "Walgreens goal to include disabled Americans in its workforce is admirable and should serve as an example for businesses all over the country."

Walgreens recently set a national goal of making at least 10 percent of its workforce disabled Americans. The Windsor distribution facility has already far exceeded that goal, with 40 percent of the staff being disabled.

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