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Source: PTI

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has kept its commitment to summer interns while many other companies are canceling their internship and job offers to fight the slowdown due to COVID-19.

The coronavirus-led recession has dramatically changed job markets globally. Some companies are freezing all hiring while many firms that recruit MBA students are scaling back their hiring plans. Some have cancelled summer internships and a few are beginning to rescind the internship and job offers already made to MBA students.

“We are proud to announce that we are on-boarding 84 summer interns virtually this April 10,” RIL said in a post on LinkedIn. “We are leveraging on the power of technology and connectivity to ensure an enriching experience for our Reliance Summer Interns.”

“We have the brightest minds from 24-plus institutes across India and are committed to providing a seamless experience despite the ongoing global pandemic. We are confident that this journey will mould them into young empowered leaders,” the company added.

While most internships typically start in April, the pandemic situation has caused a lot to change.Finding it difficult to handle the logistics of conducting internships during the lockdown or anticipating a slump in the economy, summer internships are getting cancelled, deferred, or cut short from eight weeks to six.

“We are glad to welcome our #SummerInterns into our #RelianceFamily. This summer is going to be all about learning, connecting, unlocking new experiences and building on our strengths together,” it said.

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