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Customers Care: Refugees and Labour Force

customers care: Businesses are seeing the value of bringing refugees into their workforce, according to Toronto Star. Paramount Fine Foods has hired more than 150 refugees and IKEA Canada just announced its commitment to hire 250 refugees in the next three years. In doing so, Canada has not only upheld its values; it has expanded its labour force with newcomers eager to contribute to the economy. These companies are doing this because they and their customers care about refugees and because it's good for business. Vince Talotta / Toronto Star The experience of companies that have already hired refugees should encourage those that are still hesitant because they are uncertain about how to manage language barriers, cultural differences and training needs. Mohamad Fakih, CEO and President of Paramount Fine Foods, in his Etobicoke office. ( As reported in the news.