IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR), to engage ex-servicemen in work opportunities and facilitate their seamless integration into the civilian workforce. Through this MoU, IBM will collaborate with DGR to tap into the rich talent pool of ex-servicemen for relevant job opportunities that may continue to arise at the company and/or its affiliates.
As part of this association, IBM aims to bridge the gap between military service and civilian employment, by providing veterans with exciting opportunities for professional growth and personal development. DGR and IBM will collaborate, on an ongoing basis, to identify ex-servicemen with skillset and aptitude suitable for various open positions within the company. After assessment & shortlisting of candidates, IBM will leverage its resources and expertise to facilitate the recruitment, training, and upskilling of ex-servicemen for those roles.
The Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) is an Inter Service organization functioning directly under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (Ministry of Defence). DGR assists Ex-Servicemen to train and acquire additional skills with a strong emphasis on evolving requirement of corporate and industry and facilitate their resettlement through a second career.
Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, YSM, SM, Director General (Resettlement) said, “Our partnership with IBM India would bring in more visibility of our Ex-servicemen to the industry and corporates and help in achieving the objectives of providing skilled manpower and giving a dignified second career to our Ex-servicemen.”
Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India, said “At IBM, we value the leadership skills and analytical capabilities that are ingrained in the defence personnel. Through this partnership, we aim to create diverse opportunities for India’s ex-servicemen and enable them to build a career beyond their military services.”