Walgreen, others actively recruit disabled to broaden diversity, gain loyalty

Angela Mackey says she struggled to land a job, even with a master’s degree earned with top grades, as employers focused on her cerebral palsy instead of her qualifications. So Mackey, 37, who once sent out 250 resumes without success, regards her current job as a personal triumph. She holds a managerial position at Walgreen Co.’s Anderson, S.C., distribution center, hiring and performing human resource work for the 500-employee workplace. “Growing up having a disability, I was not an athlete, I...

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