Saturday, April 4, 2015

Microsoft wants to hire people with autism

In sharp contrast to the personality screenings that seem designed to flag us for rejection, I really enjoy reading about companies that view autism as a source of talents and abilities.

In an essay posted April 3 to “Microsoft on the Issues,” Mary Ellen Smith, corporate vice president of worldwide operations, announced a pilot program to hire people who are on the autism spectrum.

“People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft,” Smith said.

Microsoft will partner with Specialisterne to hire people on the autism spectrum for full-time work in Redmond, Wash. It invites candidates to email resumes to

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