Military Veterans Employment Programme Launched by Amazon India (Download PDF)

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In a significant development towards strengthening Military Employment, the Amazon India (E Commerce major) launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country on 26th August 2019. The program is expected to create employment opportunities for military veterans including their spouses across the company’s fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery centres in India.

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  • The Director General of Director-General of Resettlement (DGR), an Inter Service organization is the partner of Amazon India.

  • The Director General of Director-General of Resettlement (DGR) functions directly under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (Ministry of Defence) and Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO). The aim is to create continued work opportunities for military families across India.

  • The Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) being a non-profit organization that helps in placement of ex-servicemen, widows, children of widows and dependents of serving or retired servicemen.

  • Amazon has been approved for its participation in all upcoming job fairs across India with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Amazon India and DGR in its final stages of approval.

  • The Amazon India has hired military veterans into various role. This includes customer fulfilment, transportation, security operations and facilities management.

  • The company is looking to hire talented Indian Army Veteran, Indian Air force (IAF), Indian Navy and Police families in future with its two pilot programmes underway.

  • Amazon has more than 17,500 military veterans and spouses globally engaged in programme.

Amazon Company

  • It is a multinational technology company based in Washington (United States).

  • The company focusses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.

  • The company as founded on July 5,1994 by Jeff Bezos.

  • Initially the company tried to establish itself as an online marketplace for books but later expanded to sell electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.

  • The company also distributes downloads and streaming of video, music, audiobook through its Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Audible subsidiaries.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 29, 2019

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