Friday, March 9, 2012

Walgreens Lays Off 123 In South Florida

Looks like Walgreens operations in the Sunshine State are taking a big hit. Here is the South Florida Business Journal with the details:
The Walgreen Co. warns it may lay off 123 workers in Miami Lakes, according to a state notice.

The Deerfield, Ill.-based company filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice with the state of Florida on March 1, warning of mass layoffs from the closing of the central pharmacy operation portion of its Miami Lakes facility at 14901 N.W. 79th Court.

The layoffs are expected to take place around May 1 and the company expects the closure to be permanent, according to a letter to the state from Cassie Jesse, human resources manager. The letter did not address the reason for the pharmacy operation closure.

Positions being eliminated include group manager, central utility specialist, resolution center specialist and patient prescriber review operator.
Yet another blow for workers in the health care industry.

Bonus: "Mainline Florida, O.K."


  1. Pharmacy related layoffs sound like not bad news to me.

    Long term, I hope more people find relief from healthy living, wise diets, natural herbs, and preventive measures.

    Not that some drugs aren't needed or useful. It's just the bit about over prescribing and chemical dependence to which I object.

  2. These pharmacy chains were/are stupid and greedy. Like many big box retailers, they set up shop on opposite corners or across the street from a competitor — so we end up with two ugly buildings practically in each other's shadows, offering the EXACT SAME stuff. I've seen this with Lowes/Home Depot, and Walmart/Kmart. Insanity.

    1. I've seen that numerous times in my pharmacy being built right across the street from another. I've always wondered how they can possibly turn a profit that way.

    2. It has nothing to do with thumbing your nose at the competitor across the street. Stores are built where there built based on population density, & traffic patterns. To awnser your question only half of all store in a drug store chain turn a profit.

  3. I agree with all you but unfortunately non of the pharmacies are closing.....there are no drugs what so ever in the building thats being closed down. It's like a call center I guess you could say but they handle mail and etc.