Published: 26th September 2019
Amazon India launches programme to train and employ autistic young Indians
More than 350 associates who are deaf with speech disabilities are part of the Amazon network across the country's fulfilment centres, sortation centres and delivery stations
Amazon India on Thursday announced the launch of a programme to train young adults with autism and special intellectual abilities. The multinational company will partner with Sol's ARC a non-governmental organisation (NGO) for the project.
Through the course of the programme, the NGO would also help create awareness among Amazon employees about autism and intellectual disabilities. Amazon.in will work closely with Sol's ARC to create internship opportunities for them across different parts of its fulfilment network. This programme will enable their successful integration into the workforce and help them gain financial independence.
More than 350 associates who are deaf with speech disabilities are part of the Amazon network across the country's fulfilment centres, sortation centres and delivery stations.
"We are excited about our partnership with Sol's ARC as it will help us to enable young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities build a career as well as a financially independent life," said Swati Rustagi, Director of Human Resources, Amazon India Operations. "We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, and this programme is a critical step in that direction," she said.
Sol's ARC builds programmes which are centered on equitable learning opportunities across the country. "Through this pilot internship program, we look forward to create sustainable employment opportunities for these young adults," said Sonali Saini, founder, Sol's ARC.