Amazon India launches employment initiative for ex-Army personnel, spouses
August 29, 2019: Amazon India has partnered with Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) to create work opportunities for former service personnel and their spouses.
August 29, 2019: Amazon India has partnered with Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) to create work opportunities for former defence personnel and their spouses, it said in a statement.
Amazon India will hire former defence personnel in supervisory and lead roles, after training them in cloud computing solutions. It will also hire in roles of manager, senior manager, and director to lead delivery stations and networks, and fulfilment centres. Those who opt for the programme will become part of an affinity group ‘Amazon Warriors’, a global support network for military veterans joining the corporate world.
"Amazon employs former defence service personnel across all its business verticals. Honesty, integrity, discipline and dedication to duty are some of the qualities that military veterans bring to the corporate world. These are qualities that Amazon admires and nurtures among its pool of veteran," said a blogpost dated August 13 on Amazon India's website.
"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," said Akhil Saxena, Vice President Asia Operations, Amazon, in the statement.
Saxena further added that the e-commerce giant is confident of scaling the Military Veterans Employment Programme, and extending its engagement to hire talent from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Police families in the future.