US: Major corporations begin hiring autistic workers

A new wave of workplace 'neurodiversity' is sweeping a number of the US' largest employers. They are hiring autistic applicants and recognising the unique skills and profile they bring to the workforce.

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    A recent study in the US has found that 58 percent of people with autism are unemployed and many more struggle to find satisfying work.

    But a number of major corporations are embracing a new programme of "neurodiversity" to help integrate this marginalised group in the workforce.

    In doing so, these corporations are finding that autistic workers bring valuable skills to the workplace.

     

    Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Detroit.


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