CVS and Pharmacy Associates Inc. said Tuesday it plans to add female employees to its payroll in 2017, the first time the discount chain has done so in nearly a decade.
The company said in a blog post that it will make the move after a companywide hiring effort last year.
“This decision is based on the fact that our current male workforce is not the right fit for our strategy and our future growth,” CVS said in the post.
Female employees will be able pick up their toys and shop online, and employees will have the option of joining a union if they want to, CVS noted. “
Women have always been key drivers of change in retail, and they are poised to make important contributions to our success.”
Female employees will be able pick up their toys and shop online, and employees will have the option of joining a union if they want to, CVS noted.
CVS is the latest retailer to make a push to add more female workers.
Target, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Macy’s Inc. announced in May that they would hire female workers, and Kmart and Sears Holdings Corp. announced that they were making hiring more equitable.
A number of other retail and restaurant chains, including Whole Foods Market Inc., have said they are considering adding more female employees.
About 40% of American adults are women, according to the Pew Research Center.