Amid the Israel-Hamas War, companies including Google, TCS, Amazon, and Microsoft have come forward to stand for their employees. Find Below are steps that companies have taken for the employees:
Andy Jassy, President and CEO at Amazon said amid the Israel-Hamas war, “The attacks against civilians in Israel are shocking and painful to watch. I have been in touch with our teammates there to make sure we do everything we can to help support their families and their safety, and to assist however we can in this very difficult time. We’re also in close contact with our humanitarian relief partners on the ground and will be supporting their efforts. Hoping that peace arrives as soon as possible.”
Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella in a post on X, formerly Twitter said he is “heartbroken by the horrific terrorist attacks on Israel” where the company has nearly 3,000 employees.
Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, shared the below communication today with Microsoft employees amid Israel-Hamas war.
I am profoundly saddened by the horrific terrorist attacks in Israel this weekend and the atrocities we continue to watch unfold. Together with the senior leadership team (SLT), I want to express my deepest sympathy for those who have been killed, injured, lost loved ones, and all those impacted by this violence. Together we condemn this hatred and brutality. To everyone impacted, please know we are all with you in our hearts and in our actions, and we will continue to do everything we can to support you and keep you safe.
We have nearly 3,000 employees in Israel directly impacted. We have Jewish employees around the world who are also experiencing grief, fear, and anxiety as hatred and vitriol increase. We have Palestinian employees globally who are deeply concerned for the safety of their loved ones in the region and stand against these acts of terrorism.
Wipro has asked its employees in Israel to work from home (WFH) until further notice as the company follows the safety measures. Wipro has about 80 employees in Israel, all of them are Israeli nationals and have been accounted for.
A short time ago before Wipro’s comment, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it is closely monitoring the safety of employees stuck in Israel.
A TCS executive said, “We are monitoring, and have been in touch with the HR (human resources) officials there. We are helping them with safety measures.”
“There are some employees from India and their families,” TCS executive added. As of April 2023, Tata Consultancy Services had around 1,100 employees in the country.
Other Companies Stand
Israel has an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 Indians, comprising both students and professionals. Companies including Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Goldman Sachs have also taken various steps for their employees.
Apart from this, the reports have also suggested that Citigroup said, “We are monitoring the situation in Israel carefully.”
“The safety of our colleagues is our highest priority and at the same time we remain focused on serving our clients,” Citigroup added.
Moreover, an American multinational financial services firm, JPMorgan has asked its 200 employees in Israel to work from home (WFH) due to the current situation in the country.
According to Reuters, JPMorgan has taken the step following a deadly attack by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas two days ago.
The reports also suggested that Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said in a memo “The firm is ready to help you and your families in any we can.”
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