Bengaluru: Amazon India on Thursday introduced its partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) – Sol’s ARC – to launch an business first pilot programme to coach younger adults with autism and mental disabilities.
This programme will allow their profitable integration into the workforce and assist them acquire monetary independence.
Amazon.in will work intently with Sol’s ARC to create internship alternatives for them throughout completely different elements of its fulfilment community.
Via the course of the programme, the NGO would additionally assist create consciousness amongst Amazon workers about autism and mental disabilities.
“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,” mentioned Swati Rustagi, Director of Human Assets, Amazon India Operations.
“We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, and this programme is a critical step in that direction,” she mentioned.
Sol’s ARC builds programmes that are centered on equitable studying alternatives throughout the nation.
“Through this pilot internship program, we look forward to create sustainable employment opportunities for these young adults,” mentioned Sonali Saini, founder, Sol’s ARC.
Greater than 350 associates who’re deaf with speech disabilities are a part of the Amazon community throughout the nation’s fulfilment centres, sortation centres and supply stations.