APAC Customer Services Inc., which is launching a pharmacy department in Tucson, has plans to hire more than 100 workers in coming months.

The company is adding 125 pharmacist and pharmacy technician positions at its location at 2929 E. Corona Road, near Tucson International Airport, said Shayne Farrell, APAC’s vice president of operations.

The pharmacists will not handle or distribute pharmaceuticals on site, Farrell said. A major pharmacy company contracted with APAC to handle its prescription order processing and the workers will handle those orders, Farrell said.

Farrell said he could not identify the pharmacy company.

APAC, which runs call centers, has operations in states across the country and Tucson was one of several locations considered for expansion. The company decided on Tucson because of its access to a pool of qualified workers, Farrell said.

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Contact reporter Dale Quinn at dquinn@azstarnet.com or 573-4197