- Companies in the US often hire people who have served in the military because they think they bring discipline and experience to the job.
- Goldman Sachs had started a similar program in Bengaluru long before Amazon India and Wells Fargo.
Infosys wants to hire army veterans in India, like some foreign companies already do. The company said this in an internal communication. The company said it is doing this so that its employees come from different backgrounds.
“The first group of veterans who were hired through a pilot program in India has been well received. Now, we’re looking forward to hiring the second group of veterans across all of India’s units, the email said.
The email said that the company has set up an employee resource group that will “play an important role in helping to reach the goal.” At Infosys US, this program is already in use.
Infosys did not say more about how many people have been hired or will be hired through this program. Instead, it said that it is in a “quiet period” until April, when it will announce the results. Companies in the US often hire people who have served in the military because they think they bring discipline and experience to the job.
In 2019, Amazon India started a special program called “Military Talent Pool” to bring together people who have worked in the military. Through this pool, someone in the army or married to someone in the army could apply for a technical job at the company. It had planned to hire about 25,000 veterans.
This project was also started in 2019 by Wells Fargo’s branch in India. It had hired both people who had been in the military before and people who were still in the military but had taken time off to work there. Goldman Sachs had started a similar program in Bengaluru long before Amazon India and Wells Fargo. Many of the people who took part in the program went on to work for the company full-time.