Microsoft is looking to diversify their workforce and has announced that it will make a effort to begin hiring people with autism.
It is not the first time the company contributes in some way to autism. In 2001, the company expanded its budget to cover therapy for children who suffer from autism, a move that was later adopted by companies such as Apple, Intel, Cisco, Oracle and Qualcomm.
Microsoft has scheduled the recruitment program to launch in May, with10 full-time jobs at its Redmond, Washington corporate headquarters stated Epoca Negocios.
The company will hand over the hiring to “Specialisterne, ” an employment agency which trains and find jobs for candidates with autism .
“Microsoft grows and becomes stronger when we expand opportunities, and our workforce represents our potential customers,”said corporate vice president, Mary Ellen Smith, on the company blog, who also has a child with this diagnosis.
Candidates with autism interested in the positions offered by the company simply have to send their resumes to Microsoft.