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The Rite Aid pharmacy chain is looking to hire 5,000 full-time and part-time employees across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Positions include cashiers, pharmacy technicians and distribution center associates, the company said in a news release on Monday.

Rite Aid, headquartered in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, said it raised the wages of its workers by $2 an hour, retroactive to March 15 and running through May 2.

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Additionally, retail store management, including pharmacists, distribution center management and RediClinic professional associates received a bonus of $1,000, the release said.

Seniors 60 and older are the only customers allowed to shop in stores daily from  9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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