The largest coffee chain in the world Starbucks is planning to hire 10 of thousands of refugees in 75 countries where the company conducts business, within the next five years. This was stated by the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz.
“More than 65 million citizens in the world recognized as refugees, the United Nations, and we will develop plans to hire 10 thousand of them for five years in 75 countries where Starbucks does business,” – said in a statement Schulz.
He said that first of all the company will start to hire refugees in the United States, with the first Starbucks focuses on hiring people who have worked with the U.S. army as translators and attendants.
Schultz noted that Starbucks maintains contact with partners affected by the ban on the entry of citizens from Muslim countries. He also promised that Starbucks will continue to invest in the Mexican economy, “building bridges, not walls”.
On Friday, the President of the United States Donald trump signed a decree “On the protection of the country from the entry of foreign terrorists”, which prohibits entry into the US for 90 days to all the citizens of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Sudan). In addition, the decree suspends the reception of any refugees in 120 days and prohibits indefinitely the admission of refugees from Syria. On Wednesday, trump also announced that DHS will immediately begin the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse chain in the world. Founded in 1971 in Seattle, as of January 1, Starbucks Corporated manages a network of 25,734 thousands of coffee houses and shops.