Microsoft Is Making an Effort to Hire People With Autism

SANTA CLARA,CA/USA - MAY 11, 2014:  Microsoft corporate building in Santa Clara, California.  Microsoft is a multinational corpo

By Matt Weinberger

Microsoft has a new pilot program to hire people with autism for full-time positions at its Redmond campus, the company announced Tuesday.

"It's simple, Microsoft is stronger when we expand opportunity and we have a diverse workforce that represents our customers," writes Microsoft Corporate VP of Worldwide Operations Mary Ellen Smith, who has a teenage son with autism, in a blog entry.