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CVS Caremark and JVS Announce Grand Opening of the Boston Regional Learning Center
Date:4/28/2008

Center to Provide Significant Workplace Advancement Opportunities for the Boston Community, Including Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

BOSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today CVS Caremark, in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service and their One-Stop Career Center, officially opened the company's first CVS/pharmacy Regional Learning Center in Boston. CVS Caremark and JVS share a similar goal, to empower disadvantaged individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers. JVS will provide pre- and post-employment services to trainees, while CVS Caremark will provide a corporate learning center to hire and develop associates.

The Regional Learning Center houses classrooms and a mock CVS/pharmacy store -- complete with a state-of-art pharmacy, photo lab and beauty center -- to train new and current associates, from entry level to management. In 2008, CVS Caremark and JVS aim to train more than 3,000 new and current employees at this center, providing significant workplace advancement opportunities for the Boston community. A portion of these trainees will be welfare-to-work participants as well as refugees.

"CVS Caremark has a long history of forging innovative workforce partnerships, like this one with JVS, with the intention of providing people of all backgrounds the opportunity to find good jobs and advance along a career path," said Mike Ferdinandi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Community Relations, CVS Caremark. "We have seen outstanding career success for our employees across all our Regional Learning Centers throughout the country and we are excited to bring a similar training program to the Boston community."

"Thanks to CVS Caremark's training program, thousands of Boston's residents will be able to develop the skills needed to be successful in the workplace," said Jerry Rubin, President and Chief Executive Officer of JVS. "We are honored to support such a
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