Microsoft Announces a Pilot Program to Hire People with Autism

There’s some good news coming from Microsoft. The software giant has announced a pilot program to make an effort to hire individuals on the autism spectrum, according to their company blog. Working with Specialisterne, an employment agency that trains and finds positions for individuals with autism, Microsoft plans to kick off the program in May.

Mary Ellen Smith, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Microsoft

Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Operations Mary Ellen Smith communicated on the company blog that “people with autism bring strengths that [they] need at Microsoft, each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code … It’s a talent pool that [they] want to continue to bring to Microsoft!”

Applicants interested in the available positions can email their resumes to Microsoft at

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