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German software giant SAP said on Tuesday it intended to employ hundreds of people globally with autism as software testers and programmers over the next seven years.


The company, which has already launched pilot projects in India and Ireland, said the move aimed to find workers "who think differently", leading to innovation.


By 2020, one percent of SAP's currently 65,000-strong is expected to be affected by autism, a company spokesman told AFP.


In India the group said it had taken on six people with autism as software testers and that productivity and cohesiveness in key areas had increased as a result.


Under the Ireland-based pilot scheme, screening is being completed for five positions to be filled this year, it added.


SAP, which is working with Specialisterne, an organisation established in Denmark in 2004 on the scheme, said it would widen the programme globally, kicking off in the US, Canada and Germany this year.


"With Specialisterne, we share a common belief that innovation comes from the 'edges'," Luisa Delgado, a member of SAP's executive board said in a written statement.


"Only by employing people who think differently and spark innovation will SAP be prepared to handle the challenges of the 21st century."


Specialisterne aims to harness the talents of people with to work in technology-orientated jobs and operates internationally, the statement said.


In Germany, employers with at least 20 staff members are legally required to ensure that at least five percent of these jobs go to severely .


Explore further: SAP confirms forecasts after 'solid' first quarter


© 2013 AFP



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The company, which has already launched pilot projects in India and Ireland, said the move aimed to find workers "who think differently", leading to innovation.


By 2020, one percent of SAP's currently 65,000-strong is expected to be affected by autism, a company spokesman told AFP.


In India the group said it had taken on six people with autism as software testers and that productivity and cohesiveness in key areas had increased as a result.


Under the Ireland-based pilot scheme, screening is being completed for five positions to be filled this year, it added.


SAP, which is working with Specialisterne, an organisation established in Denmark in 2004 on the scheme, said it would widen the programme globally, kicking off in the US, Canada and Germany this year.


"With Specialisterne, we share a common belief that innovation comes from the 'edges'," Luisa Delgado, a member of SAP's executive board said in a written statement.


"Only by employing people who think differently and spark innovation will SAP be prepared to handle the challenges of the 21st century."


Specialisterne aims to harness the talents of people with to work in technology-orientated jobs and operates internationally, the statement said.


In Germany, employers with at least 20 staff members are legally required to ensure that at least five percent of these jobs go to severely .


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