Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

In a letter to Starbuck's employees, the company said it would help any affected workers in any way it could.
By Clint Huston | Feb 02, 2017
After Trump announced a four-month hold on allowing refugees into America and temporarily banning travelers from Syria and six other Muslim majority countries. Starbucks CEO has said that Starbucks will hire 10,000 refugees in the next five years, in 75 countries.

Trump has claimed that the ban will protect Americans from terrorist attacks. The move drew condemnation and even protests from far and wide with some civil societies going to court to stop the embargo.

In a letter to Starbuck's employees, the company said it would help any affected workers in any way it could. Starbucks stated that the hiring would start with people who had worked with the American forces either as interpreters or support staff in various countries where American soldiers had served.

In the past, Shultz has been outspoken on different issues like asking Starbucks customers not to bring guns to into stores and calling for talks on race relations.

"We will neither stand by nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration's actions grows with each passing day," Schultz said in a message to employees posted on the company's website on Sunday.

On the economic sanctions that the Trump administration plans to slap on Mexico, where Starbucks has almost 600 stores, Shultz reiterated his support for the Mexican people, their employees, and families. He added that his company would continue to invest in Mexico despite the tough times that were being forecast ahead.

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