23 May '15, 10pm

How #Starbucks is connecting veterans with jobs through its Military Family Store

Employing two Marine Corps veterans, a former Navy machinist and two military spouses, a Starbucks store in San Diego has among the highest percentage of partners (employees) with personal connections to the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s fitting that this Starbucks location has received a special designation as the company’s first Military Family Store. As part of Starbucks commitment to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2018, the company created two Community Stores. One is near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state and the other is by Joint Base San Antonio in Texas. A portion of each purchase in those Starbucks stores benefits nonprofit programs that support veterans. “When we traveled to military communities across the country, we heard from our partners and customers that they want more of these places where we can connect in a personal...

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