Companies creating jobs for people with autism

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Danish company Specialisterne, which brokers jobs in the technology world for people with autism, is launching the company in Canada with a national headquarters in Toronto and staff to be hired soon in Vancouver and Montreal. The first jobs in Canada — six in Vancouver and four in Montreal — will be in the areas of software testing, programming and data quality assurance, according to this article by the Toronto Star. These are part of a pilot program at SAP Canada, in partnership with Specialisterne. Parent company SAP AG, a giant software multinational, announced this past spring that it aims to have people with autism make up one per cent of its global workforce by 2020. Since then SAP has hired six people with autism in India and is working to fill five positions in Ireland. Canada is the third country where SAP will expand its commitment.

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