Monday, July 4, 2016

State Department Official: We need US companies To Hire Syrian Refugees

By CNBC, July 01, 2016 

Seven countries in 25 days with a 16-month child. That was the harrowing journey over land and sea to escape Syria's brutal civil war that one young couple shared with me last month at a refugee center in Berlin. Their child, no older than my own, lay asleep behind them in a small and sparse room. The man was a mechanic in Syria; all he wanted now was to get a job.

Through such interactions, as the Department of State's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, I have become convinced of the crucial role that the private sector can play in tackling the global refugee crisis. That is why instead of sitting down again in a refugee center on World Refugee Day last week, I sat down in a boardroom to hear firsthand from U.S. companies that are hiring refugees and from refugees who are pooling their talents into our economy on the challenges and the opportunities that they have encountered.

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