Starbucks Announces Plans To Hire 10,000 Refugees

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jan 29, 2017 7:38 PM

With a relentless barrage of corporate executives taking veiled, and not so veiled, shots at Trump’s immigration policies, moments ago Starbuck’s outgoing CEO Howard Schultz went one better, and in a letter to employees, the CEO announced plans to hire some 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries in which Starbucks does business, and furthermore added that “our Partner Resources team has been in direct contact” with employees affected by President Trump’s immigration ban.”

Schultz also took a particular focus on Mexico and said that “coffee is what unites our common heritage, and as I told Alberto Torrado, the leader of our partnership with Alsea in Mexico, we stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans.  But we will continue to invest in this critically important market all the same.”

Also, having been criticized in the past of curtailing total worker hours in order to accommodate higher minimum wages and health benefits, Schultz wrote that “our commitment remains

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