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In India, retail is the second largest employer after agriculture. However, the number of people with disabilities employed in the top listed retail and QSR sector is still less than 1% of their total workforce.
This is despite the number doubling over last year with most companies seeing a rise in the percentage of people employed with disabilities in FY23.
According to the ministry of social justice and empowerment, the last Census in 2011 noted 2.21% of the Indian population with disabilities.
“People with disabilities are believed to have relatively less attrition rate, are more focussed and in the job for a longer period of time in the retail sector,” said Kumar Rajagopalan, chief executive at the Retailers Association of India.
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