CVS Health is bringing new jobs to Pennsylvania as part of a planned expansion.

It plans to create a total of 912 jobs in Luzerne County.

The company announced a $4.9 million investment to modernize and re-purpose its 13,000 square feet distribution center.

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This will help the firm to establish a new prescription drug sorting, handling, and packaging operation.

Governor Tom Wolf revealed the news on Tuesday, November 22, calling it a major victory for Pennsylvania.

He said: “This project is going to create and retain good, family-sustaining jobs for folks in Luzerne and Somerset counties.”

CVS Health promised to generate 64 new positions at the Hanover Township site in three years as part of its expansion.

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It will retain 848 current workers between the Hanover Township facility and the Somerset Township location at 322 Revco Road.

David Dederichs, Executive Director, Government Affairs, for CVS Health said: “Our new pharmacy distribution facility will expand our operations capabilities and provide meaningful work to hundreds of Pennsylvanians.”

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) proposed a $192,000 Pennsylvania First grant to the firm.

It aims to train its new employees with a $100,000 workforce development grant.

Source: Yahoo!

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