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India Inc is taking steps to recruit more people with disabilities
Shilpa Sinha Harsh is the SVP – Global Corporate Communications, CSR and D&I at Hinduja Global Solutions.
Growth in hiring of persons with disabilities rose to 4 percent in Q2 of FY23 from Q4 of FY22, according to Quess General Staffing.
Companies in India are hiring more persons with disabilities (PwD) and taking steps beyond providing mere physical infrastructure to accommodate their needs as they seek to become more inclusive.
Wells Fargo, Hinduja Global Solutions and Flipkart are among those that offer facilities including accommodation, assistive technologies, and regular evaluation sessions to enable PwDs to integrate themselves in the workforce.
Growth in hiring of PwDs rose to 4 percent in the second quarter of FY23 from 1 percent in Q4 of FY22, according to Quess General Staffing. About 14 percent of the PwD beneficiaries are females and there is a notable increase in e-commerce, retail, BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) and manufacturing clients hiring PwD candidates.