Enterprise leaders throughout the US have expressed outrage and solidarity with Israel after the lethal shock assault by Hamas.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon mentioned Sunday the financial institution stands with Israel, instructing staff there to work remotely for the foreseeable future, an individual conversant in the matter instructed CNN, as Dimon pledged assist for the folks of Israel.
“This previous weekend’s assault on Israel and its folks and the ensuing warfare and bloodshed are a horrible tragedy,” Dimon instructed all staff on Sunday in a memo obtained by CNN. “We stand with our staff, their households and the folks of Israel throughout this time of nice struggling and loss,” Dimon mentioned.
JPMorgan has about 230 to 240 staff in Israel and has requested employees there to make money working from home for the close to future, an individual conversant in the matter instructed CNN. Information of JPMorgan’s plans have been beforehand reported by Bloomberg Information.
Dimon mentioned all of JPMorgan’s staff and all of these touring within the area have been confirmed secure as of Sunday.
“We pray for his or her security and for his or her households and family members going ahead,” Dimon mentioned. “The human value of wars and terrorism are monumental, with too many lives misplaced and altered ceaselessly. We be a part of collectively in our hope to at some point see the tip of violence and for there to be peace all through the Center East.”
Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York Metropolis, instructed CNN in an announcement on Monday: “New York Metropolis’s enterprise group is reacting with the identical grief and anger at these mindless acts of terrorism that we felt in response to the 9/11 assaults on the World Commerce Middle. For New Yorkers, that is private.”
The Partnership represents greater than 300 of New York Metropolis’s enterprise leaders and corporations that make use of greater than 1 million New Yorkers.
“Nothing can justify the premeditated violence that passed off in Israel this weekend,” Wylde mentioned.
The Enterprise Roundtable, a commerce group representing main US CEOs, mentioned Monday in an announcement to CNN: “We be a part of the US authorities and world group in condemning the horrific assaults on Israel and stand in solidarity with the Israeli folks.”
The US Chamber of Commerce mentioned in an announcement on Sunday it “strongly condemns the heinous” assaults.
“We prolong our heartfelt condolences to the folks of Israel and stand in solidarity with them as they battle the scourge of terrorism,” the Chamber mentioned.
The enterprise group added that it’s in contact with companions from the Israeli authorities and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce to discover methods to supply humanitarian help.