Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has sent an open letter to staff pledging to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in response to Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Schultz condemned the president’s order saying it caused “confusion, surprise and opposition”. He said recruitment will start in the United States and focus on immigrants “who have served with US troops as interpreters and support personnel”.
Recruitment drive for refugees
The recruitment pledge was “a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination”. It will apply to 10,000 refugees over 75 countries where Starbucks operates. Read more…