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In 2010, Walgreens, a national drugstore chain, piloted the REDI program (Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative). The in-store training program aims to help people with disabilities gain retail and customer service skills, and works closely with community organizations and vocational rehabilitation agencies to train and develop candidates. To date, over 400 externs have completed training and more than 46 percent have been employed by Walgreens or other retailers.*

The South Central TN Workforce Alliance, through their DEI grant (Disability Employment Initiative), began working with Walgreens REDI program earlier this year and has had two clients successfully complete the program at the Walgreens store in Lewisburg. One of which has since been hired at that location.

For more information call Suzy 615-337-8169 or
suzy.pruitt@sctworkforce.org

*Source, www.walgreens.com