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Innovation comes from the edges. That's why SAP plans to recruit hundreds of people with autism, making use of their unique talent for information technology. At SAP Labs India, six people with autism have already been hired.
Jarrett Mitchell, who everyone knows as Jay, is a Merchandising Execution Manager (MEM) for District 120 in Nashville, TN, and an undiscovered talent in The Home Depot’s sea of orange. In his spare time, he does Hip Hop. According to him, he sings as a form of artistic expression and a therapeutic release – it gives him an outlet. He says he loves it and we think you will, too.
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