Know Someone With Autism Seeking Employment? This Company Is Hiring.
Last week, Microsoft made an exciting announcement. The company has launched a new pilot program aimed at hiring people on the autism spectrum.
The initiative involves collaboration with Specialisterne, a company that specializes in finding employment for people with autism. The company aims to fill full-time positions at their Redmond, Washington offices, according to a Microsoft blog.
Mary Ellen Smith, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, wrote the blog making the announcement after attending World Autism Day events last week. She takes personal pride in the program as she has a college-aged son with autism.
“It’s simple,” writes Smith. “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft, each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code. It’s a talent pool that we want to continue to bring to Microsoft.”
Candidates interested in applying for the pilot program are encouraged to email a resume to [email protected]