PayPal Cancel Jobs Plan In North Carolina Because Of LGBTQ Discrimination Law 5 years ago

PayPal Cancel Jobs Plan In North Carolina Because Of LGBTQ Discrimination Law

The discriminatory laws put in place for LGBTQ citizens of North Carolina have resulted in a serious amount of backlash, from individuals to corporate entities.

One such entity is online commerce giant PayPal that had announced plans to open a new global operations centre in Charlotte, NC, prior to the legislation being passed.

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It would have resulted in over 400 new job openings for North Carolina city, but company CEO Dan Schulman has issued a statement saying that the expansion won't go ahead.

"The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte."

"This decision reflects PayPal’s deepest values and our strong belief that every person has the right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect. These principles of fairness, inclusion and equality are at the heart of everything we seek to achieve and stand for as a company. And they compel us to take action to oppose discrimination."

"As a company that is committed to the principle that everyone deserves to live without fear of discrimination simply for being who they are, becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have equal rights under the law, is simply untenable."

Schulman went on to say that PayPal will continue to work to overturn this discriminatory legislation, '...alongside all those who are committed to equality.'

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