It looks like their Frappuccinos aren't the only reason to love Starbucks anymore!
The humongous coffee chain made a big announcement today, saying they will try to give back to those who have served our country by hiring at least 10,000 veterans in the next 5 years!
In addition to giving jobs to our men and women in uniform, Starbucks also says they will be hiring spouses of those actively in the military!
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is now a Starbucks director, and he spoke out about the move, saying:
"This demographic represents one of the most underutilized talent pools in our country."
The coffee chain also said five new and existing locations near military bases will donate a portion of all of their profits to organizations that help veterans find work.
The locations will donate at least $100,000 each year and the first two will be in San Antonio, Texas, and Lakewood, Washington. They will work alongside Operation Good Jobs, in San Antonio, and Vested in Vets, in Lakewood.
Chief Executive Howard Schultz also spoke out about the move, saying "This is not only about hiring baristas," and we couldn't agree more!
Well done, Starbucks!!
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