Deerfield, Ill. ( March 9, 2010 ) Spurred by the success of its groundbreaking efforts to employ disabled workers at its distribution centers, Walgreens is launching a pilot program in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to broaden its work force and disability inclusion initiatives beyond its warehouses and into the retail setting.

The goal is to hire people with disabilities to fill 10% of the service clerk openings at stores in the area. On average, Walgreens hires more than 1,600 service clerks a year in the Dallas/Fort Worth market alone.