Brac Bank recruited four acid survivors who lost their jobs during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
The new recruits – Runa Laila, Jhumur Akter, Nusrat Jahan and Rina Parvin Ruma – are all sole breadwinners for their families, according to a press release.
Describing the bank as an equal opportunity employer, Bilquis Jahan, head of Human Resources of Brac Bank said, "Acid survivors are often left to the empathy of others, whereas, I believe, they must be regarded as able and heroic contributors of the society."
The four women will be working in different support functions of the private lender.
They believe that it will pave the way for other survivors to fulfill their dreams of working in the corporate sector, added the press release.
"We have gone through a proper recruitment process and hired them based on their merit. I believe others can also do the same," Jahan said.
Brac Bank Limited has been one of the country's fastest growing banks since its inception in 2001 with a particular focus on the SME segment.
With 187 branches, 374 ATMs, 456 SME unit offices and a workforce of more than 8,000 people, Brac Bank also serves customers across the corporate and retail segments.