Vellai Thamrai makes recruiting employees from surrounding villages a priority for posts such as kindergarten and primary teachers as well as assistants for lower classes. Kitchen, maintenance and gardening jobs are positions proposed to qualified workers living nearby the School. Temporary workers are hired for seasonal work and construction.
Part-time at-home work is encouraged. For example, women from these villages create greeting cards featuring kolams, drawings traditionally found in front of or inside the house. The cards are then sold in Europe.
The School on-going development is a growing source for its environment’s economic development.