Starbucks plans to recruit 10,000 vets and their spouses:

Five days before Veteran’s Day, Starbucks announced it is committing to augmenting its 151,000-person workforce with 10,000 veterans and their spouses over the next five year. Starbucks also announced that several locations will donation a portion of their profits to help veterans re-enter the workforce, offering $.10 from every transaction with a minimum annual gift of $100k. The company will add specialized recruiters to match the unique skills of veterans and their families.

Starbucks isn’t the first to launch such an initiative as many companies including Wal-Mart have committed to hiring thousands of military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Given that Starbucks is the world’s largest coffee chain and operates around the globe, veterans’ international experience and foreign language skills will be valuable to the company.

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