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BOSTON — CVS Caremark is welcoming thousands of delegates to the 2011 National Urban League Conference as a title sponsor of the event that is taking place in Boston this week.
"Like the Urban League, we value diversity and share a common belief in the importance of revitalizing local communities and creating a more diverse workforce," CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo said. "That's why we are exploring a deeper partnership with the Urban League that will leverage their grassroots reach into multicultural communities with the goal of helping people build prosperous careers."
"Employers know what skills they want in their workforces, but they often lack full access to communities where they can identify and foster the talent they need for today and tomorrow," added David Casey, VP workforce strategies and chief diversity officer at CVS Caremark. "A big part of the role of corporate talent acquisition is to deliver the right people in the right roles at the right time in the right places. Given the rapidly changing dynamics of the communities from which we draw talent, diversity has to be top of mind for any company that wants to remain relevant and competitive."
During the NUL Conference, held July 27 to July 30, CVS Caremark also will participate in the Career Expo and will have a booth at the Exhibition Hall where conference-goers can have free health screenings and consultations with pharmacists and nurse practitioners, get free makeovers and receive free samples of CVS/pharmacy-branded products.