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From flexible hours to child care, India Inc innovates to hire more women

Getting women back to paid jobs after a long break is part of a growing awareness across India Inc

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In 2021, the national average monthly employment for women declined by 6.4 per cent compared to 2019

Sindhu Bhattacharya New Delhi
A. Chitra decided to return to work after a five-year break to take care of two toddlers. She had quit at the peak of her career but after such a long break, she was understandably apprehensive. Would there be any job roles matching her qualifications and would employers be willing to hire someone needing significant training and reskilling?

After nearly six months of futile search, she chanced upon Cognizant’s “Returnship Program”. Chitra now works as manager (Projects) and says Cognizant’s programme not only helped her get back to work but also gave her the training and flexibility to manage responsibilities

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First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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