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Business Roundup: Walgreens, Takeda Help Others

Deerfield based companies help train science teachers; create jobs for people with disabilities

A program created in Connecticut by Deerfield based Walgreens just under a year ago to increase job opportunities for people with disabilities through special training has already placed 17 of the 62 people who have completed the course with employment in the company, according to a story on Daily Finance.

The goal of the program is to provide people with training for jobs in Walgreens stories or other retailers requiring similar skills, according to the story. The company works closely with social service and vocational rehabilitation agencies to administer the course.

Takeda, another Deerfield based corporation, said this week it would donate $250,000 to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s Center for Advancement of Science Education to support science learning, according to a story on the PRNewswire.

The money will help train teachers who lack science credentials while teaching science in high needs areas of Lake County by offering lesson plans, curriculum and classroom resources focused on science and health education, according to the article. 

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