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Chobani's founder under fire for hiring immigrants

He becomes social media target in heat of US electioneering
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 05:50

Mr Ulukaya provided transportation for his hires. He also brought in translators to assist them. He paid the refugee workers salaries above the minimum wage, as he did for other workers at the factory.

BY many measures, Chobani embodies the classic American immigrant success story. Its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, is a Turkish immigrant of Kurdish descent. He bought a defunct yogurt factory in upstate New York, added a facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, and now employs about 2,000 people making Greek

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