DuPage Economic Development Committee Chair Tonia Khouri greeted more than a dozen pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at an informal job fair and open house at Bolingbrook’s APC Corp on Wednesday.  The event was held as part of services provided by DuPage’s Workforce Development Division to assist workers displaced when United Healthcare closed its Lisle office, which provided pharmacy services.  APC Corp is experiencing growing demand within its Pharmacy Advanced program, which fills prescriptions and provides medication therapy management to clients.  The company recently began working with the Illinois Department on Aging to provide services for Medicaid and Medicare clients, and APC Corp’s President Michele Arling anticipates hiring dozens of workers to meet the demand.

Khouri said, “DuPage’s Workforce Development staff made key connections within our community bringing together the private sector, the state of Illinois and our own County resources to provide information and job leads to these displaced workers.  This type of economic growth benefits DuPage families when our workers can quickly lend their skills and experience to a new professional opportunity.  I think this is a real win-win for all involved. And I look forward to following APC’s growth.”

 Arling said she has already hired two staff from the former United Healthcare office in Lisle.  She anticipates adding staff as the work ramps up due to her increasing client load.


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