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Walgreens and REDI program train those with disabilities

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 JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Tuesday was graduation day for a couple participants in the Retail Employees With Disabilities Initiative.

Department of Workforce Development Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry joined two graduates for a ceremony in Janesville.

The Wisconsin REDI program has provided people with disabilities on-the-job training at Walgreens stores throughout the state.  

Andrea Simon, with the DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation says, "REDI has proven to be an effective tool for Walgreens stores who want to recruit and hire qualified job seekers with disabilities."

The Wisconsin REDI program started as a pilot program in Milwaukee back in 2012.

It has since grown to 15 other cities.

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