Walgreens is relocating 300 pharmacy operations support positions from Tempe to a new Chandler center as well as adding 191 new positions.
The new 60,000-square-foot center is on Price Road near Germann Road. It will house pharmacists, call center agents and pharmacy technicians. It is slated to open in the fall. The Tempe facility will remain open to serve as a pharmacy mail support center.
“We are excited to create new job opportunities in Chandler with the opening of our new pharmacy operations support center,” said Rex Swords, Walgreens vice president of pharmacy and retail operations planning. “The new facility will support Walgreens retail pharmacies around the country by performing tasks that allow pharmacy staff in stores to spend more time providing trusted service to patients.”
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said, “The health care industry is a key part of Arizona’s diversified economy, and Walgreens’ decision to grow its operations in our state will significantly contribute to the strength of that industry. This project will not only create hundreds of new, high-value job opportunities in the East Valley, but will also provide excellent pharmaceutical services for our citizens.”