by Starbucks | Updated on 1.25.19
Today, Americans know fewer veterans than any other generation. But here at Starbucks, veterans, military spouses and civilians work together every day — and it’s changing our perspectives and our company for the better. Watch what happens as we get to know each other as co-workers, neighbors and friends. In 2013, Starbucks committed to hiring 10,000 Veterans and Military spouses by November, 2018.
In March, 2017 we reached that goal and pledge to increase that number to 25,000 by 2025. Our commitment extends beyond hiring as we plan to dedicate 100 more Military Family Stores across the U.S. by 2022. It also includes expanded benefits, establishing places for our veteran and military family community to connect with one another, creating volunteer opportunities in their communities and leveraging their unique leadership experience to positively shape our company and our world.
Veterans and military spouses play a vital role in strengthening communities through leadership, service and active civic engagement. Veterans are more likely to vote, volunteer, give to charity and contact public officials as compared to their nonmilitary counterpart.
Our goal is to be the leading corporate advocate and voice for transitioning veterans, military spouses and military families. Through partnerships with like-minded companies, military and veteran service organizations, we strive to bridge the divide between the 1% of Americans who have served in the U.S. military and the 99% who have not.
Written by Starbucks
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