Walgreens HERO program to hire 5,000 Veterans

Walgreens recently announced a commitment to hire 5,000 Veterans over the course of five years through their Helping Veterans with Educational and Retail Opportunities Program (HERO). Walgreens established the HERO program for Veterans to transition the leadership skills learned through military service into a retail management career such as assistant store manager trainee and shift lead.

Participants in the program will have the opportunity to work towards a bachelor’s degree with tuition assistance and discounts available. Also, the GI Bill paired through Southern New Hampshire University provides a guaranteed 80-90% coverage of tuition costs to achieve a bachelor’s degree.

Benefits to the program include:

On the job mentorship New team member and program support New student support through Southern New Hampshire University LEAP Program Retail Management Training – Plus more!

Walgreens is an Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and has pledged to recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and to ensure Walgreens managers and supervisors have the tools they need to effectively manage team members who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Walgreens’ is also proud to offer Military Leave and Military Bridge Pay to eligible team members and employee store discounts are extended to spouses and eligible dependents.

To search for a career in the HERO program visit

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