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Amazon to hire 5,000 refugees in Europe

Amazon has unveiled plans to hire 5,000 refugees in Europe over the next three years.

The company announced the commitment at the Tent European Business Summit, organised by The Tent Partnership for Refugees.

The move expands on a previously announced pledge to hire at least 5,000 refugees in the U.S. by the end of 2024.

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Speaking a the event, Amazon’s VP of people experience and technology for global operations, Ofori Agboka, called for businesses to unite in support of refugees.

“We have an opportunity to leverage our collective scale and a responsibility to serve communities around the world who need us now more than ever. Let’s act swiftly, and let’s act together.

“We strive to hire people from different backgrounds, because it’s the right thing to do and because we believe that the diversity of our workforce makes us a stronger company.”

The ecommerce giant also aims to provide training for 10,000 Ukrainians through the ITSkills4U program by AWS.

ITSkills4U provides virtual and in-person training to employees who are interested in expanding their job opportunities in non-IT roles, switching to IT, or advancing their IT careers.

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