Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya, Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, and General Michael Hayden urge businesses to open their doors to Afghans
In a powerful op-ed in Fortune, Tent Founder Hamdi Ulukaya, along with founder of Airbnb & Chairman of Airbnb.org, Joe Gebbia, and former Director of the CIA and NSA General Michael Hayden, issued a call to action to U.S. businesses to open their doors and help Afghan refugees integrate into their new communities.
Noting there is overwhelming bipartisan and public support for ourAfghan allies, the writers said: “Our businesses will thrive with the talent of our Afghan allies, and ensuring they have a place in the U.S. economy makes business sense. As the economy recovers from the pandemic, sectors like manufacturing, hospitality, and construction are desperately struggling to fill open roles. Companies would stand to benefit by hiring those who worked alongside us, and who can bring resilience, ingenuity, and dedication to an economy starving for talent.”