June 4, 2021

It IS harder to hire technicians!

Last week, an NCPA survey asked if you were having trouble finding or recruiting pharmacy technicians. It seems the answer was a resounding “yes!”

The results:

  • 80 percent say they are having a difficult time filling open positions in general.
  • Nearly 90 percent say they can’t find pharmacy technicians.
  • Nearly 60 percent can’t find front-end employees to run the cash register, track inventory, and manage other basic tasks.

“This is a major challenge for community pharmacies that are seeing many more patients because of the pandemic,” NCPA CEO Doug Hoey said. “Finding qualified workers is tough under normal circumstances. This is an acute problem for local pharmacies that should be at full strength now.”