27 Oct '16, 7pm

Starbucks invited to the @WhiteHouse to discuss disability employment today

Starbucks manager of Equal Opportunity Initiatives Marthalee Galeota addressed the company’s disability hiring practices and policies at a White House panel today (October 27). The White House National Disability Employment Awareness Month event celebrated an executive order President Barack Obama signed in 2010 calling for hiring 100,000 additional individuals with disabilities by the federal government over five years. “In response to the President’s executive action, the federal government has now hired 154,000 people with disabilities,” said Rob Diamond, special assistant to the President and director of Private Sector Engagement. “That’s a great success story. We’ve come a long way and have laid the groundwork for future success, but that’s not to be taken for granted." Starbucks has been recognized for the last two years as a “Best Place to Work ,” receiving a 100 pe...

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