Fact Sheet: Starbucks Hires 5,500 Veterans and Military Spouses

A Commitment to Military

This is a time in America when it’s crucial to bridge the drift in our society between our civilian and military populations. Of the less than one percent who have served in the military, only 12 percent believe the U.S. public understands their service and sacrifice. We have the potential to come together as a nation to define a new vision for veterans and their families to feel valued for their service, supported through their transition to civilian life and feel a stronger connection to family, home and country.

A Mission to Hire Veterans and Military Spouses

In 2013, Starbucks announced a commitment to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2018. The company already hired and placed more than 5,500 veterans and military spouse candidates into roles, leveraging their considerable leadership, discipline and dedication to service.

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