Building Workforce Capacity: Connecting the Food Industry to Refugee Talent

Building Workforce Capacity: Connecting the Food Industry to Refugee Talent

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
(2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT / 12:00 am MT/ 11:00 am PT)


Seminar Description: 

The U.S. is welcoming historic levels of refugees, including 100,000 at-risk Afghans who worked alongside the U.S government and over 125,000 Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s recent military invasion. The Biden administration has also pledged to welcome up to 125,000 refugees per year from all over the world through the refugee resettlement program and up to 360,000 Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans per year via humanitarian parole.   

These developments represent an enormous opportunity for American food industry companies to help integrate refugees into the U.S. economy. Join us for a conversation with the Tent Partnership for Refugees to learn why the food industry should look to refugees as a new source of talent – that can help fill critical labor shortages and increase overall retention rates – and how they can develop successful refugee hiring initiatives with Tent’s pro-bono support.

Seminar Objectives

  • Learn more about the refugee context in the United States;
  • Understand how Tent can help companies effectively recruit and integrate refugees into their workforces; and
  • Hear about other companies that have successfully hired refugees in the United States.

 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 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 300 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. Find out more at

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