CVS Health, a leading American healthcare company, has recently announced plans to lay off thousands of its corporate and retail employees by 2023. This decision comes as part of a larger effort to streamline operations and reduce costs, following the company’s acquisition of health insurer Aetna last year.
The layoff is expected to affect employees across various roles and departments, including those working in its pharmacy benefit management and retail operations. Despite the large-scale job cuts, CVS Health plans to invest in new areas and digital technologies to drive growth and improve the customer experience.
While the company has not specified the exact number of job losses, it did confirm that the employees affected will receive support and transition assistance. The layoffs come at a time when the company is undergoing a significant transformation to become a health services company, focusing on managing health conditions rather than just selling drugs.
The move is seen by industry experts as a necessary step for CVS Health in adapting to the rapidly changing landscape of the healthcare sector in the United States. The company is aiming to leverage its retail footprint and Aetna’s insurance knowledge to transition into a more integrated healthcare provider.
This is a developing story, and further details will be provided as and when they become available.
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