Walgreens HERO program to hire 5,000 Veterans

Career program Veterans can take advantage of


Walgreens recently announced a commitment to hire 5,000 Veterans over the course of five years though 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 https://jobs.walgreens.com/search-jobs/HERO/1242-19097/1

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Brett Robbins

Brett Robbins is an Army Veteran serving as a communications specialist detailed to Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Experience Office.


  1. Brett Kelly    

    This is wonderful story. Kudos to Walgreens. Our military vets add tremendous value to this organization. A win win for everyone!

  2. William Luoma    

    I’m currently unemployed and struggling to pay my rent. I am a U S Veteran. United Ststes Navy..I was hoping to get more info on the Walgreens HERO program and if any Walgreens is hiring veterans in the Chillicothe Ohio area?

  3. Fidencio Castorena    

    I’m interested in applying my work consists in inventory issuing stoking

  4. chiker yahya    

    I do need help please

  5. MILTON HILL    

    This sounds like a great program for veterans. I commend Walgreens.
    Question: Are any of these jobs being made available in the Walgreen pharmacies? If so, I’d like to forward information to a Vereran who is qualified for a position in this field and who desperately needs a job.

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