Amazon will help refugee employees obtain citizenship
Amazon is partnering with the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy group based in D.C., to help refugee and humanitarian-based immigrant employees obtain citizenship, the group announced Monday.
Details: The partnership is an extension of Amazon's Welcome Door program, which launched about a month ago.
- Through the program, eligible Amazon employees receive free social, legal and financial support, such as mentorship, skills training — which includes college tuition — and reimbursement for work authorization fees.
- The program has been offered to employees in the U.S. starting in April, with the company planning to expand it globally by the end of the year.
The big picture: Amazon and nearly three dozen major companies, including Facebook, Uber and UPS, committed to hiring and training Afghan refugees last fall.
- In March, more than 50 companies, including Amazon, vowed to support people fleeing Ukraine.