World's biggest hotel chain announces to hire over 3,000 refugees

04:18 PM | 21 Jun, 2023
World's biggest hotel chain announces to hire over 3,000 refugees

NEW YORK – Renowned hotel chain, Marriott International has announced to hiring more than 1,500 refugees throughout its European region on top of its commitment to hiring over 1,500 refugees by 2025 in the United States.

The plan to hire a total of 3000 refugees is expected to be finalized by 2026. Marriott President and CEO Anthony Capuano announced Marriott’s hiring commitment during the Tent Partnership for Refugees European Business Summit this week.

“At Marriott International, we believe in being a force for good and making a positive and sustainable impact in the communities where we do business,” said Capuano.

“Across Europe, this has included support for refugees from Ukraine since the start of the war. Our focus on creating job opportunities has already led to over 970 refugees hired across dozens of our hotels in the European region. Marriott’s goal to hire an additional 1,500 refugees in Europe builds on the work we’re doing to promote opportunities for refugees in the U.S. and highlights our steadfast commitment to put people first and provide economic opportunity for refugees and underrepresented populations,” he added.

In a press release issued by the firm, it said for over 96 years, Marriott has created a culture of welcoming all who walk through its doors—guests and associates from around the world.

It said the company has a long history of providing skills development and training for jobs in the hospitality industry, empowering refugees to create a positive future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

"Some Marriott hotels are providing recently resettled refugee employees with resources and tailored support, such as on-site translators, prayer rooms, and assistance with navigating public transportation. Building on its hiring commitment, Marriott launched a careers site to showcase opportunities for refugees looking to apply for positions in the U.S.," the statement continued.

The firm also referred to cousins Ehsanullah Safi and Shah Faisal Safi and their families and said the Safis left Afghanistan in August of 2021 and are now associated with Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ.

Marriott also shared the story of a Ukrainian named Lidia Tomshivska who fled to Germany and began working at the Leipzig Marriott Hotel. 

The group explained that it continues its longstanding efforts with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to train and hire refugees; the latest gesture reflecting inclusivity bodes well for refugees as well as human rights defenders across the world.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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