Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees Around The World Over Next 5 Years

In response to President Trump’s indefinite refugee ban and temporary travel restrictions of citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries, Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees in all 75 of its stores all over the world over the next 5 years.

As many companies have spoken out about President Trump’s controversial indefinite refugee ban and travel restrictions of citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries, Starbucks said they would be hiring 10,000 refugees all over the world over the next 5 years.

The Announcement

Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, wrote in an email to his employees on Sunday: “There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.”

He said that they will begin this “here in the US by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with US troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.”

He then went on to say that Starbucks would aim to more frequently communicate with its employees, saying: “I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack.”

“And [I] want to use a faster, more immediate form of communication to engage with you on matters that concern us all as partners.”

Trump Meeting with Various CEOs

Trump has reportedly met with many US CEOs, including those at Ford, General Motors and Boeing, in order to ask them to create more jobs.

Although many have embraced Trump’s presidency, CEO’s such as Howard Schultz, not only did not, but is also taking action in order to ensure his employees are unaffected by other plans Trump has announced during his campaign.

Schultz has said that Starbucks would provide health insurance to eligible workers if the Obama-care is repealed.

He also said he would back an Obama-era immigration program that “allows young immigrants to apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit.”