Companies Promise to Hire Refugees

Sept. 22, 2022
The pledges were organized by a group founded by Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

PepsiCo, Tyson Foods and Cargill are among the major corporations who have pledged to step up their hiring of refugees arriving in the United States.

The pledges were organized by the Tent Partnership for Refugees, an advocacy organization founded by Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. Dozens of companies of all kinds made commitments totaling 22,725 jobs, for refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other troubled parts of the world.

Among the pledges covering the next three years were Tyson promising to hire 2,500 refugees, Cargill pledging to hire 1,000, and PepsiCo hiring 500. PepsiCo is part of the Tent Partnership’s Sunflower Project, aimed at helping Ukrainian women.

"These companies will benefit from welcoming these hard-working, loyal, and resilient individuals – but my hope is that this is only the beginning,” Ulukaya said in a statement. “As refugee crises start to fade from the headlines, companies must recognize that hiring refugees is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do."