We’re Hiring: CVS Health Midwest Distribution Center looking for 100 employees

Posted at 5:39 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 08:16:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — CVS Health has hundreds of job openings in the Kansas City area, including at their Midwest distribution center.

The 762,000 square foot facility in the Northland processes millions of items each week.

The company is looking for loaders, stockers, order selectors and more with one hundred jobs open right now and another 130 jobs open by early February.

There is even a virtual hiring event Thursday for the CVS Health Midwest Distribution Center. The virtual hiring event is from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.

CVS Health said anyone interested should complete an online application before the event.

Wages start at $14.50 to $15.50 per hour with a $1 per hour increase after six months.

Inside the Midwest Distribution Center, Robin May carefully selected products for a pharmacy’s order and placed it in a box, pushing a button to turn off the light below the item to show she took it.

May has worked there for almost two years.

“It’s really something that you can literally make a career out of,” she said.

May also trains others.

Logistics Operations Senior Director Jim Hall said many of the open positions will help with online orders, adding that, right now, 3,000 orders are processed per day.

From online orders to keeping pharmacies and stores stocked, company leaders said distribution jobs are all important jobs at a critical time.

“This is really important work and we take it seriously,” Hall said. “Our job is even more critical right now. We were actually designated as a critical supply depot for the company.”

No matter the state of things, people depend on pharmacies.

“We have five million people walk through our doors every single day that expect our stores to be shelved and these are folks who depend on us and our community,” said Jeffrey Lackey, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for CVS Health.

Thousands of people are filing for first-time unemployment in Kansas and Missouri every week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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