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Amazon India Invests INR 2.5 Cr To Upskill PWD Youth

Amazon India has invested INR 2.5 crore to set up a Global Resource Center for the Person With Disabilities and aims to upskill them

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Amazon India will invest INR 2.5 crore as part of its new initiative to set up a Global Resource Center (GRC). This is an effort to upskill and provide jobs to specially-abled youth, according to the media reports. 

The company has collaborated with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment along with Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD).

The media reports also mentioned that the plan is to upskill people with disabilities through a portal called the National Skill Qualification committee. Also, they will be making a job portal and will make modules for e-commerce skilling in partnership with the government.

“Our aim is to upskill and make the persons-with-disabilities (PwD) employable across the country to help them get equal opportunities in mainstream society,” Swati Rustagi, director, DE&I, international markets, WW consumer, Amazon, told FE Education Online.

 


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