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Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp will hire 15,000 employees as the onset of winter could fuel a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19 and flu cases, CNBC reported on Monday.

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp CVS.N will hire 15,000 employees as the onset of winter could fuel a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19 and flu cases, CNBC reported on Monday.

More than 10,000 of the additional employees will be full-time and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians who can help dispense medications and administer COVID-19 tests, according to the CNBC report.

Last week, the U.S. government signed agreements with CVS and Walgreens Boot Alliance WBA.O to administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of all long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, residential care homes and adult family homes.

(Reporting By Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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