Billionaire corporate executives say President Joe Biden ought to use his massive Afghan resettlement operation to fill unfilled jobs in the United States.
Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia, worth $11.4 billion, and Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, worth $2 billion, write with General Michael Hayden, former director of the Center for Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), that corporations should go on a hiring spree to offer jobs to the thousands of Afghans that the Biden administration has brought to the U.S. in recent weeks.
Gebbia, Ulukaya, and Hayden write:
The duty now falls to the business leaders of America. We call on companies across the nation to open their doors to Afghan talent and welcome these newcomers into our workforce. Only then will they stand proud, be able to take care of themselves and their families, and give back to the communities that have so generously welcomed them. This is the most important step the business community can take. [Emphasis added].