How to Apply for a Walgreens Distribution Center Job
For People with Disabilities
There are two ways to apply for a job at the Walgreens Distribution Center in Windsor, CT: 1) through
their regular recruiting or 2) by participating in the Walgreens pre-employment training program, as
1. Apply through Walgreens’ regular recruiting
People with and without disabilities may apply through Walgreens’ regular recruiting process. If
you are a person with a disability who can succeed in a job at the Distribution Center without
additional social or work skill training and you can pass a test that assesses whether you can do
tasks like simple math problems and reading product labels, then this may be the best way for you
to be hired by Walgreens.
Walgreens’ regular recruiting begins with an online application. Note that it is critical to first know
whether the position for which you will apply is classified as an hourly position or a
management/human resources position, as the application process is different. Failure to follow
the correct procedure may lead to the application being denied.
A. Applying for General Warehouse Worker and other hourly jobs:
a. The Walgreens online application can be filed at several CTWorks offices (Hartford, Enfield
or New Britain) or Future Works in Springfield, MA (See page 3 for further information). If
possible, you should bring any accommodations you may need with you. If you are
registered with the Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), you will be able to
fill out the application at a BRS office. After January 2009, you can also apply at the
Walgreens Distribution Center in Windsor. Applications for hourly positions cannot be
completed from home computers or other locations which have not been approved by
Walgreens. If you need an accommodation that cannot be provided at the location where
you complete your application, follow the directions in paragraph (d) of this section.
b. Instructions for completing the application will be available at the office where you file your
application. Complete the online application and online test. You will also need to sign a
form that states that you agree to work overtime, which is a required part of all jobs at the
Walgreens Distribution Center. The signed form must be sent to Walgreens.
c. Important: If you would like to be considered under Walgreens’ outreach to people with
disabilities, after you complete the application an e-mail must be sent to Walgreens
recruiting at: email@example.com. The e-mail must contain your name,
the job(s) for which you applied and that you have a disability (you don’t have to disclose
the type of disability that you have). If you choose not to disclose that you have a disability,
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you will be required to take and pass an additional online test at a CTWorks center. Note
that if you do not complete all of the steps listed above, your application will not be
d. If you need a disability accommodation to complete the online application that cannot be
provided at the location where you apply, you can request this assistance from Walgreens.
To make this request from Walgreens, go to www.walgreens.jobs and follow these steps:
1. Click on “Distribution Centers”
2. Click on “Hourly positions”
3. Click on “Needing any accommodations in completing this application?”
4. Click on “Please contact the closest Distribution Center Human Resources Manager for
5. Click on “Send e-mail to Connecticut”
6. Complete the e-mail message. Include your name, the accommodation you will need to
complete the application and how Walgreens can contact you (your phone number, e-
mail address, etc.)
e. If you will need to use public transportation to work at Walgreens, BRS needs to know so
that they can advocate for additional public transportation to the Distribution Center. Fill out
and submit the online Walgreens Referral Tracking form at www.ctbrs.org/walgreens.
B. Applying for Management and Human Resources positions
You can apply for a management or salaried human resources positions from any computer
with Internet access as follows:
a. Go to www.walgreens.jobs
b. Click on “Distribution Centers”
c. Click on “management or human resources positions”
d. The screen will then say that you are leaving walgreens.com – click on “Enter”
e. Choose the area where you will work – Windsor, Connecticut. Do not fill in the other
f. You will then see a list of the current job openings. Click on the job(s) you wish to view.
g. To submit an application, click on “Submit your profile”
h. Fill out the online application. If you wish to be included in Walgreens’ outreach efforts for
persons with disabilities, include the fact that you have a disability in your cover letter. If
you are receiving services from an agency that serves persons with disabilities, include the
name of the agency in the section that asks where you heard about the job.
i. In addition to submitting your application, send a copy of your cover letter and resume to:
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2. Participate in the Walgreens Training Center
The other way to access jobs at the Walgreens Distribution Center is by successfully completing a
pre-employment training program. If you are a person with a disability who needs additional
training (in such areas as job skills, work or safety rules, social skills), then the best way for you to
try to get a job at Walgreens may be by participating in this training program. This program has
been designed for people with disabilities who need these additional skills in order to succeed in a
job at the Distribution Center. Since there is a cost associated with participation in this training,
you should apply for this program through the appropriate sponsoring state agency, such as the
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS),
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Board of Education and Services
for the Blind (BESB) or Workers Compensation Rehab, depending on the nature of your disability.
In addition, some school systems may sponsor students who are still in high school.
The Walgreens Training Program application can be found at www.ctbrs.org/walgreens.
Completed training program applications should be mailed or faxed to:
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
3580 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06120
Tel: 860-723-1416; Fax: 860-566-4766
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Walgreens Distribution Center
Hourly Jobs - Online Applications
1. Applications for a Walgreens Distribution Center hourly job may be submitted at the following
3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT. 06120
Phone: 860-256-3700 or Liz Guilford at 860-256-3690
Hours: Mon. – Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
620 Enfield ST.
Enfield, CT. 06082
Hours: Mon. – Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Britain CtWorks
260 Lafayette St.
New Britain, CT. 06053
Phone: Call Steve Romano at 860-827-6202
Hours: Mon. – Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
STCC Technology Park
1 Federal St., Bldg 103-3
Springfield, MA 01105
Hours: Mon, Tues. & Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wed.: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Some of the above centers may require an appointment to complete the Walgreens
2. If you are a consumer with the Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), you can
fill out a Walgreens application at a BRS office. Contact your BRS counselor for more
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