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Amazon re-launches ' Rekindle 2.0' for women to relaunch career after break

Amazon boasts of a diverse employee strength across India fueled by several one-of-its-kind initiatives for several segments of the society like persons with a disability, the army retired, LGBT and more. Women are also a top priority for the global giant as globally 40% of Amazon’s workforce is women, and that percentage is reflected in India.

Amazon currently employs 62,000 people in the country and a peek at the Amazon India job portal revealed that there are 1,367 job listings for Bengaluru alone, for job roles like Financial Analyst, Quality Assurance Engineer, HR Ops Admin, Production Designer, Analysts and so on.

Recently, Amazon relaunched ‘rekindle 2.0,’ a much-needed initiative designed to help women come back after breaks to renew, rebuild and rekindle their corporate careers. Initially launched in March 2017, the program was not the instant success it was aimed for.

Currently, the relaunch is for Chennai and Hyderabad. The program will be extended to other cities based on response.

“This time around, the program is being launched across a variety of tech and non-tech roles where these women will work on live projects for 6 months or more, to begin with, and later transition into full-time roles,” said Varma.