Starbucks is finally looking to fulfill a previous promise to support the U.S. military veterans and families.
The coffee giant looks to “hire 25,000 veteran and military spouses by 2025.”
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Starbucks now boasts 37 of these stores, staffed mostly with veterans and military spouses in its effort to to employ service members and their families nationwide.
“Seventy-five percent of my business is the military,” Shannon Feltz, the manager at the Clarksville, Tenn. location, told Fox News. “We are so excited about this announcement,”
Feltz, a 14-year military spouse whose husband is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, gave Starbucks high marks for its efforts.
“I’ve never felt so supported by a company in my life,” the 47 year-old said.
The plan to hire the veterans and families helps fulfill a promise made in 2013:
In January, CEO Howard Schultz announced Starbucks would hire 10,000 refugees in response to the president’s executive order banning immigrant travel into the U.S. The company would “neither stand by, nor stand silent.” Schultz, who backed Hillary Clinton in the election, said.
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The company’s brand image took a hit after that announcement but it doubled down on its 2013 initiative that had promised to hire 10,000 veteran and military spouses. Starbucks vowed to hire 25,000 veteran and military spouses by 2025, an initiative one veteran commended for supporting an often overlooked community.