Walgreens to close stores in Alabama amid Alabama health law
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WALGERS will close stores and move some employees to other states after lawmakers in Alabama passed a controversial health care law that could result in thousands of jobs losing their jobs.
The pharmacy chain is closing 10 stores and cutting about 4,000 jobs, including nearly 1,000 in Alabama, the company said Tuesday.
The company has not said when the stores will be reopening, but the state has said it expects to be in the midst of implementing a new health care system.
The law is expected to save $1.4 billion annually over the next two years.
“We are disappointed that Walgers’ plans will result in a loss of our current local associates and the ability to support them as they pursue new opportunities,” the company wrote in a statement.
“Walgers remains committed to supporting our Alabama associates, customers and employees through the implementation of a comprehensive and effective health care plan, which is consistent with the company’s long-standing commitment to quality, compassion and community.”
The company also said it would be working with the Alabama Health Care Organization and other local health care organizations to transition employees to more local locations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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