If you like yogurt as much as I do, you need to know who you’re buying from. Chobani may make yummy yogurt, but in the process, they’re stealing jobs from American citizens. And I’m not just talking a handful of jobs. Thirty percent of the 600 positions at their Twin Falls, Idaho plant are filled by foreign refugees. That’s 200 jobs folks. 200 jobs that unemployed Americans could be working at just one of Chobani’s plants (there are 600 jobs company-wide.) But instead, foreign refugees are being imported and given American jobs.
Chobani founder and chairman Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish Muslim and immigrant from Turkey, made a pitch for more refugees to be hired by corporate America at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January, as previously reported by WND.
At Davos, he called on other CEOs to join his campaign to throw corporate cash, lobbying initiatives, services and jobs to refugees.
Six companies immediately took him up on the idea: Ikea, MasterCard, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Western Union and UPS all agreed at that point to hire more refugees or provide free services to them.
Now Obama is doubling down on those efforts, calling on businesses to do their part in helping resettle the expanded number of refugees flowing into the U.S.
Obama has called for an increase in the total number of refugees resettled in the U.S. to 100,000 in fiscal 2017, which begins Oct. 1. This up from 85,000 in 2016 and 70,000 in 2015. The GOP-controlled Congress has fully funded his expansion of the program.
Included in that package is 10,000 Syrian refugees.
I’ll be buying another brand of yogurt from now own. Vote with your dollars folks and write/email the company to let them know what you’re doing and why.
You can read the full article at WND, which I highly recommend doing. You’ll be shocked.
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