Business Giants Pledge for Supporting Refugees by More than 200,000 Hiring


Over 20,000 refugees will be hired by 45 major companies, according to the Tent Business Summit

Today, dozens of America’s biggest companies and most well-known brands announced new commitments to hire 22,725 refugees in full-time positions in the U.S., helping to advance the economic and social integration of refugees across the nation as the country welcomes tens of thousands of refugees from the crisis situations like in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and others. The magnitude of these commercial promises to assist refugees is unprecedented. Leading corporations, including Amazon, Hilton, PepsiCo, Pfizer, and Tyson Foods, will be announcing plans to hire and train thousands of refugees in the United States over the course of the next three years at the U.S. Business Summit on Refugees, which is being organized by the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent), a network of 260 major businesses committed to assisting the economic integration of refugees. The Summit is the first of several landmarks that will help companies continue to rally behind refugees. Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani and creator of Tent stated that the American business community is demonstrating incredible leadership, and he is extremely proud of the firms speaking out for refugees today. These organizations will gain by hiring these dedicated, devoted, and resilient people, but his goal is that this is just the beginning. Companies must understand that hiring refugees is not only the ethical thing to do but also the smart thing to do when the refugee crisis starts to fade from the news. With nearly 1,00,000 Afghans expected to arrive by the end of 2022, 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion, and up to 125,000 refugees per year from other parts of the world coming through the resettlement program, the United States is prepared to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees in the coming years. Business leadership is essential to assist refugees in finding employment because they frequently have considerable difficulties doing so in the U.S., including language obstacles, issues proving their credentials, and a lack of a professional network. The commitments that businesses are outlining today include

  • Within the next three years, Amazon plans to employ at least 5,000 refugees
  • Three years from now, ManpowerGroup will hire 3,000 refugees for its business clients
  • In the next three years, Tyson Foods plans to hire 2,500 migrants
  • 2,000 migrants will be hired by Blackstone portfolio firms and real estate properties over the course of three years
  • Over the next three years, Hilton will hire 1,500 refugees
  • Over the next three years, Marriott International will employ 1,500 refugees
  • Over the next three years, Cargill will hire 1,000 refugees
  • Over a three-year period, Gategroup will hire 1,000 migrants
  • Over the next three years, ISS plans to hire 1,000 refugees
  • 500 refugees will be employed over three years by Hyatt
  • 500 refugees will be employed over three years by PepsiCo
  • Over the next three years, Pfizer will employ 500 refugees

“We aggressively seek out candidates with various backgrounds, skill sets, and levels of experience because we believe that a diverse staff makes Amazon a stronger business. Being uprooted from your home and being forced to start over somewhere else is never easy, which is why we are dedicated to offering assistance where we can by giving refugees and other displaced persons access to fulfilling employment as well as immigration support through our Welcome Door initiative. We have the honor of assisting people in beginning fresh “, according to Janet Saura, VP of Employee Relations for WW Amazon Stores and Corporate. Finding a job is a crucial first step for people to get settled, build relationships, and integrate themselves and their families into new communities, according to Jonas Prising, chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup. By utilizing the skills and resiliency of refugees, they will not only assist thousands of refugees in beginning their new lives in the United States with security and dignity but also aid to enhance the American workforce, filling critical labour shortages, and stimulating the economy.

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