Hiring event leads to 100 job offers for refugee candidates
On October 31, 2019, the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Starbucks Canada co-hosted a Refugee Hiring Event in Toronto.
More than a dozen Canadian employers participated in the event, all with the goal of lowering some of the barriers to employment that refugees’ face. Ultimately, more than 100 offers were extended to the talented refugee candidates, for jobs ranging from engineering to marketing to financial services.
At the event, Ileana Cruz-Marden, Tent’s Senior Manager of Private Sector Partnerships, said to Huffington Post Canada reporter Sima Shakeri, “Economic integration is really important [for refugees]. Getting that first job, finding a way to integrate into the economy where you have resettled is critical.”
Cruz-Marden emphasized that the event was beneficial for employers and refugees alike, noting that refugees “are often a company’s hardest working, most creative, most loyal employees”.
Read the Huffington Post’s full coverage of the Toronto Refugee Hiring Event at the link below.