Unemployment is at a record high. More Americans are receiving welfare, going hungry or are homeless. We have Veterans that are homeless, hungry and some that do not have anywhere to turn and what does Obama do? He is sending hundreds of refugees to Twin Falls Idaho where they will be given a job and a home.
The owner of Chobani yogurt, Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish Muslim and immigrant from Turkey opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in Twin Falls and is hiring Muslim refugees over Americans and is urging other businesses to do the same. Hamdi has gotten six companies to agree to hire refugees and to provide free services to them. They are Ikea, MasterCard, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Western Union and UPS
In an op-ed for CNN, Hamdi writes:
“Some business leaders have stepped up. Airbnb is offering travel credits to relief workers on the ground. LinkedIn will run an innovative pilot project in Sweden that uses data to match refugees with job openings by comparing the skills they have with the skills employers are looking for. Other companies are providing refugees with free computers, access to online education, and packages filled with essentials like soap and sunscreen.”
Hamdi wants more companies to join the effort of hiring and helping refugees. He started a new foundation, the Tent, for this purpose.
“The Tent Pledge asks companies all over the world to step up and do more. We’re asking them to provide refugees with job training, employment opportunities, and the kind of direct assistance that experts have identified as a priority – everything from blankets and water, to debit cards and Internet access,” he writes.