As many Americans voice distaste for Starbucks, the retailer’s five year commitment to hiring American veterans and active military spouses is reason enough to give the java makers a second shot, right?
In 2013, Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz announced that he would be employing 10,000 veterans and active military member’s spouses across the nation. So far, the company has hired roughly 8,800 — and with shortly over a year left to fill his business obligation, search is on for 1,200 more.
Earlier this week on Twitter, the coffee makers sent out a reminder after receiving this tweet:
“Why would Starbucks want to give 10,000 jobs to refugees when there’s millions of vets that need jobs……..sad world we live in.”
Why would Starbucks want to give 10,000 jobs to refugees when there's millions of vets that need jobs…….sad world we live in.
— Cam (@Chappell_Cam) January 31, 2017
Cam is right. There should be increased national concern for our veterans.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. A sad statistic about the men and women who sacrificed their life to protect America.
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) February 1, 2017
In response to the Tweet, Starbucks replied:
“Hi Cam—We made a commitment to hire 10,000 veterans several years ago, and have already hired 8,800.”
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) January 31, 2017
While many may not agree with Starbuck’s decision to get political, it’s hard to argue they don’t care about America’s veterans and their families.