Amazon launches Military Veterans Employment program in India
The program is in partnership with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement
And the Army Welfare Placement Organization
Bangalore, August 26th 2019: Amazon India today announced the launch of a Military Veterans Employment program that will create hundreds of opportunities for military veterans and their spouses across Amazon India’s Fulfillment Centers, Sort Centers and Delivery Centers in India.
Amazon India is partnering with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organization (AWPO) to create continued work opportunities for military families across the country. Amazon relates to and respects the principles and work ethics of those who have served, and believes they have the ability to think big, invent and simplify on behalf of its customers.
“Amazon is committed to diverse and inclusive hiring, creating opportunities for all individuals to realize their potential. Over the years Amazon India has hired military veterans into various roles across the company – in Transportation, Customer Fulfilment, Facilities Management and Security Operations to name a few. We are very happy to build further on these efforts and partner with DGR and AWPO to help create hundreds of fulfilling and exciting career opportunities for our military families who have relentlessly served the country. With two pilot programs underway, we are confident of scaling the Military Veterans Employment Program, and extending our engagement to hire remarkable talent from the Army, Air force, Navy and Police families in the future” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President – Asia Operations, Amazon.
“The DGR has expressed its gratitude to Amazon for coming forward and providing job opportunities to the ex-servicemen of the armed forces in the recently held job fair at Ahmedabad, which was inaugurated by the honorable Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. The MoU between DGR and Amazon India is in final stages of approval and participation of Amazon in all upcoming job fairs across India has been approved by DGR” added a spokesperson from DGR.*
“Thousands of personnel retire from the army every year. They are well-trained, self-motivated and have served over the years with a result oriented culture. We found Amazon to be a great match for them, both in terms of the varied opportunities available at Amazon, and their focus on similar work ethos. We are confident of a fulfilling partnership with Amazon India” said an Army Welfare Placement Organization spokesperson.
Shivani Bhatia, Senior Program Manager, Amazon Transportation said, “Defense personnel have certain priceless traits ingrained in them from their years of military training. Integrity, discipline, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability and goal attainment becomes your second nature in the armed forces. You are always on time and have inherent team management skills—that’s what we bring to the table.”
Amazon is committed to the military community worldwide, with over 17500 military veterans and spouses actively engaged in the program worldwide. Some transformation programs such as AWS apprenticeship to Military Leaders Program have been successful testbeds to create meaningful career opportunities for military veterans.
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