Since its earliest days, Amazon has been committed to equality and inclusivity in the workplace. With more than 500,000 employees globally, Amazon strives to create a sense of community among employees of various backgrounds to foster engagement and innovation.
Like all other diversity groups, Amazon recognizes that people with disabilities add value to the workforce. The company is committed to increasing diversity by being inclusive in its recruitment efforts. Amazon employs people with disabilities across its entire business, from roles focused on the accessibility features of products to positions not related to accessibility, including engineering, design, product management, operations, and senior management roles.
Partnering with PRIDE to Build an Inclusive Workplace
AWSP: A Win for Both Amazon and Employees
For nearly a year, PRIDE has been working with Amazon to place individuals with disabilities into the workplace as part of Amazon Alternative Workforce Supplier Program (AWSP). Early results have proven positive for those with disabilities and for Amazon. According to Amazon, AWSP associates at participating Amazon sites have shown better quality and average productivity when compared to what are often seen as more traditional workforce programs.
By not only accepting nontraditional talent, but actively seeking it out, the AWSP has built new job opportunities for people who have often had a hard time gaining full-time or part-time employment. An inclusive workplace benefits everyone.