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  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees

    Reporter: Kateb
    Published: Monday, January 30, 2017
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     In response to US President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban of seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States,The coffee giant's chief executive announced that the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business.


    The company's chairman and CEO, Howard Schultz, revealed the news Sunday in an open letter to staff , posted on the company's website .

    CEO Howard Schultz said the company is doubling down on its commitment 'to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination.'

    Schultz also promised to continue to invest and help support coffee growers in Mexico, and to provide health insurance to eligible workers if the Affordable Care Act is repealed."


    Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, Starbucks is considered the main representative of "second wave coffee".

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