Starbucks to Hire Thousands of Vets

Published 11/06 2013 11:57PM

Updated 11/07 2013 08:27AM

COFFEE CHAIN STARBUCKS HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO HIRE 10-THOUSAND VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

THIS COMES AFTER FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES WAS APPOINTED TO STARBUCKS' BOARD OF DIRECTORS LAST YEAR.

THE COMPANY'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HOWARD SCHULTZ, SAYS STARBUCKS ALSO PLANS TO OPEN FIVE STORES ON OR NEAR MILITARY BASES THAT WILL SHARE PROFITS WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

SCHULTZ ALSO SAYS, AS A SMALL GESTURE, ALL VETS AND THEIR SPOUSES WILL GET A FREE COFFEE ON VETERANS DAY.

STARBUCKS JOINS COMPANIES LIKE U-P-S, J-P-MORGAN AND WALMART, WHO ALSO PLAN TO HIRE VETERANS.

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