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Amazon, Facebook and Pfizer have joined a group of 33 companies vowing to hire refugees from Afghanistan to the US.

Companies that join the Tents Coalition for Afghan Refugees have agreed to provide training, jobs and other resources to thousands of Afghan refugees who are repatriated to the US after the Taliban took over the country in the wake of the withdrawal of US forces. was settled. The release from the Tent Partnership for Refugees said on Tuesday.


According to the release, Amazon in particular is already working to help integrate refugees from different countries by attempting to hire highly skilled refugees for their fulfillment and transportation centers and corporate jobs.

“As part of our diverse workforce, Amazon continually hires immigrants and refugees across the company, and we are proud to partner with Tent. [Tent Partnership for Refugees] To expand our reach,” Amazon’s senior vice president of People Experience and Technology, Beth Galetti, said in a release. “We are committed to expanding and improving these efforts and providing employment support for refugee populations, Including the imminent need for the Afghan. Refugees.”

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Resources offered by the company include English as a Second Language training, access to Amazon’s Career Choice Program, through which the company pays for an employee’s college tuition or completion of high school, and a 12-week program that trains refugees in cloud computing and helps them connect with it. Jobs.

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Pfizer CEO Albert Boerla said in a statement that the company recognizes the “critical needs of people around the world.”

“We firmly believe that every person should be heard, seen and cared for. That is why we are proud to join the Tentative Alliance for Afghan Refugees, and support for Afghan refugees and special migrants. We will undertake a number of projects in the U.S. – from recruiting them to our workforce, to mentoring Afghan refugees and preparing them for their new workplaces.”

The first group of 37,000 Afghan refugees began making their way into the states this month.

The alliance was founded by Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani.

Ulukaya said in a statement, “America is at a critical juncture, and every part of our society must play its part to welcome our Afghan brothers and sisters. They stand by our side and we must stand with them.” ” “I am very proud of the businesses growing today – and hope many more will join our alliance.”

He said that the moment a refugee is able to get a job “this is the moment they stop being refugees. This is the moment they can stand on their own feet; this is the moment they make new friends.” can; this is the moment when they can start a new life.”

The alliance also includes Accenture, Adeco Group, APCO, Bain & Company, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Chobani, Coursera, Deloitte, Gap Inc., General Assembly, Henry Schein, Inc., Hilton, HP, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Ipsos and Ipsos. , Jacobs, Klein-Tech, MasterCard, Panda Express, Rejuvenation – A Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Brand, Service Now, Sitel Group®, Sodexo, TripAdvisor, Tyson Foods, Uber, UPS, US Express, Wayfair and Western Union.