President Obama’s call Thursday for corporate America to hire more foreign refugees drew a commitment from one company that has already given a large share of its American jobs to migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world.
Chobani, owned by a Turkish Muslim immigrant, has filled 30 percent of its 600 positionsat the world’s largest Yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, with refugees resettled in America through a U.S. State Department program carried out in cooperation with the United Nations.
Now, in connection with Obama’s plea for more corporate help, the company has pledged to boost the number of refugees on its payroll even higher, according to a report Thursday by Bloomberg News.
This comes at a time when Twin Falls is embroiled in a firestorm of controversy involving an alleged sexual assault of a 5-year-old special-needs girl by refugee boys from Sudan…
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