Amazon India inks MoU with Directorate General Resettlement for hiring ex-service personnel
This MoU is a great leap forward in Amazon India’s commitment towards an inclusive workplace
Amazon India signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR), to provide ex-service personnelwith work opportunities across its growing operations network, in India. With this partnership, Amazon India willcontinue to create fulfilling alternate career opportunities for ex-service personnel who have served the country. The MoU was signed between Liju Thomas, HR Director, Customer Fulfillment & Corporate, Amazon India Operations and Maj Gen MK Sagoch, Director General, DGR.
Theassociation with DGR will further enable Amazon India to mobilise the untapped potential of veterans, giving it access to a greater talent pipeline. Veterans will have access to various work opportunities including a mix of individual contribution and managerial roles across its Fulfilment Centres, Sort Centres, and Delivery Stations.This collaborative effort further expands Amazon India’s existing Military Veterans Employment program.
“We, at Amazon, are consistently working towards strengthening Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in our workforce where unique perspectives are valued and helps us grow. Our long-term vision for inclusivity is to develop a balanced workforce and this MoU is a significant step in that direction” said Swati Rustagi,HR Director, Amazon India Operations.
She further added, “We are humbled to work with the DGR and be able to share workspace with our veterans from the Army, Air force, Navy, and their families.In alignment with Amazon’s global vision of hiring 25,000 military veterans by 2025, we will continue to hire remarkable talent and provide them with opportunities to leverage their strengths and capabilities in the future.”
Speaking about the MoU, Maj Gen MK Sagoch, Director General,DGR, said, “Our military veterans bring a wealth of experience, with huge growth potential in various industries and businesses. Amazon India has already laid the groundwork in providing job opportunities to ex-service personnel of the armed forces. With the signing of this MoU, we look forward to working towards a common goal of creating meaningful career opportunities for a wider range of ex-service personnel.”