Transdev US recently announced a commitment with Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) – a non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. The initiative is part of Transdev US’s workforce development strategy and aligned with its purpose of serving the common good.
Transdev is among some of the U.S.’s largest employers and best-known brands who, collectively, have made commitments to hire and train tens of thousands of refugees in the United States over the next three years, supporting refugees’ economic and social integration across the country. The United States is currently welcoming refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine and other crises-stricken countries.
We’re excited to bring new talent and people into the Transit industry, while helping improve the lives of refugees from around the world. Transdev is excited to be one of 260 companies to partner with Tent and pledge to hire refugees so they can economically integrate in the U.S. It’s just one more way Transdev is helping serve the common good.
Mark Salisbury, Transdev US’ Chief Human Resources Officer
The American business community is showing incredible leadership, and I am so proud of the companies, including Transdev standing up for refugees today. These companies will benefit from welcoming these hard-working, loyal, and resilient individuals – but my hope is that this is only the beginning. As refugee crises start to fade from the headlines, I hope that companies will recognize that hiring refugees is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do.
Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani a founder of Tent
About the Tent Partnership for Refugees
With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Founded by Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, we are a network of over 260 major companies committed to including refugees. Tent believes that companies can most sustainably support refugees by leveraging their core business operations – by engaging refugees as potential employees, entrepreneurs and consumers. The full list of Tent members can be found here. Find out more at www.tent.org.