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Over 40 major firms pledge to hire, train over 250K refugees

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Other organizations that vowed to employ refugees in Europe include Accenture, bp, Duni Group, ESS Group, FCC Medio Ambiente, Hempel, Ipsos, KFC, Kyndryl, Menzies Aviation, Novartis, PepsiCo, Pfizer, QSRP, Suez, and The Body Shop.

“Marriott’s goal to hire an additional 1,500 refugees in Europe builds on the work we’re doing to promote opportunities for refugees in the U.S. and highlights our steadfast commitment to put people first and provide economic opportunity for refugees and underrepresented populations,” said Marriott President and CEO Anthony Capuano in a statement.

Ofori Agboka, Vice President of People eXperience and Technology (PXT) for Global Operations at Amazon, said the e-commerce giant is actively diversifying its workforce as it makes them a stronger company.

“We understand the barriers that exist for refugees and other displaced people, and are committed to providing access to meaningful employment,” he said in a statement.

Staffing firms join the pledge

Meanwhile, the following staffing firms have also committed to connect about 152,000 refugees to employers over the next three years:

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