Amazon India has made strides towards promoting inclusivity in its workplace by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The primary objective of this collaboration is to offer career opportunities to former service personnel.
This effort reflects Amazon India’s unwavering dedication to diversity, fairness and inclusion in its workforce. The MoU emphasizes Amazon’s steadfast commitment to fostering a workplace that values different perspectives and welcomes people from diverse backgrounds.
The MoU marks a significant step as Amazon India and the Indian Coast Guard collaborate to create meaningful career paths for ex-service personnel. Through this joint venture, Amazon India will work with the Indian Coast Guard to support veterans transitioning to corporate careers at Amazon or in other corporate roles. This initiative underscores a shared commitment to empowering veterans in their post-military careers.
Amazon India has consistently provided equal opportunities to various communities, including women, LGBTQIA+, military veterans and differently-abled individuals. This collaborative initiative aligns with Amazon India’s ongoing commitment to diversity efforts.
In August 2019, the company introduced the Military Veterans Employment Programme in partnership with the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO). The programme aimed to create numerous job opportunities for military veterans and their spouses in Amazon’s fulfilment network across India. Recently, Amazon India reaffirmed its support for ex-service personnel by renewing its memorandum of understanding with the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR). This agreement allows Amazon India to benefit from the valuable skills of veterans, enriching its talent pool.