Walgreen Co. warns of 123 layoffs

Walgreen Co. warns of 123 layoffs

There are 13 comments on the Business Journal story from Mar 8, 2012, titled Walgreen Co. warns of 123 layoffs. In it, Business Journal reports that:

The Deerfield, Ill.-based company filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification 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.

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tuffa

Black River Falls, WI

#1 Mar 8, 2012
Closing central pharmacy fill in Florida. And another dumb idea that cost tons of money bites the dust.
Altec Lansing

Houston, TX

#2 Mar 8, 2012
tuffa wrote:
Closing central pharmacy fill in Florida. And another dumb idea that cost tons of money bites the dust.
was this part of the "power" program?
tuffa

Black River Falls, WI

#3 Mar 8, 2012
Yes.
Wag BS

Azle, TX

#4 Mar 8, 2012
More of your payroll $$$ hard @ qork
Wag BS

Azle, TX

#5 Mar 8, 2012
But if you are affected by the lay offs, fear not wags WILL appeal your unemployment claim proving that even after you are no longer employed by them, they can and will make your nlife difficult
grumpsmcgeek

Miami, FL

#6 Mar 8, 2012
So does this mean verification goes back to store? But what about tech help that was taken away due to Power? The RPh is too busy being a cashier to safely verify in this environment.
pop

East Northport, NY

#7 Mar 8, 2012
sinking ship.

Since: Feb 12

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#8 Mar 8, 2012
The Cpo in Orlando is still open.I guess they will handle the entire state now
pop

East Northport, NY

#9 Mar 8, 2012
how long til that closes is the question lets face it this place is a joe and appears to be dying slowly
grumpsmcgeek

Miami, FL

#10 Mar 8, 2012
If I remember correctly, CPO/Power started 4Q 2008 with just the Orlando facility. It was a disaster. Orlando could not handle the volume, hence the Miami Lakes CPO came online 2Q 2009 to help. What I expect to be the typical in-store situation is that the store RPh will have to rush verify for every drive thru/will call pickup because Orlando will be behind chronically.
On the bright side, the layed-off people can roll over the profit sharing into a personal IRA and switch over to Sprott Physical Gold and silver etf and mining shares to protect their savings from the coming dollar devaluation as per the Bernak himself.
grumpsmcgeek

Miami, FL

#11 Mar 8, 2012
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thomas edison

Dallas, GA

#12 Mar 9, 2012
Has anyone read about Wag & Rx ally , a mail order company,starting to do business? Could this closing of the Central Pharmacy having something to do with it?

My guess is, Wag could be outsourcing some of our scripts.

Any thoughts???
Michelle

Paradise Valley, AZ

#13 Feb 14, 2014
Wag BS wrote:
But if you are affected by the lay offs, fear not wags WILL appeal your unemployment claim proving that even after you are no longer employed by them, they can and will make your nlife difficult
They laid a bunch of us off that were full time employees citing "integrity issues". EDD said we have a right to collect, that the reason for dismissals were not adequate, WAG is appealing the crap out of the decision.

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