22 Mar '17, 5pm

Starbucks expands its goal to hire 25,000 #veterans and military spouses by 2025

Starbucks expands its goal to hire 25,000 #veterans and military spouses by 2025

The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran and grandson of a U.S. Navy veteran, Mike Campbell grew up knowing he would someday enlist in the armed forces. In 2004, he chose the Navy. After 10 years of honorable service, a lengthy nine-month deployment made him realize he wasn’t prepared to be separated from his family for long periods. “I figured that if I went in for another 10 years to retire, I would miss so much,” he said. “My children would be 18 and 16 when I separated, so I decided it was time to move on.” Campbell left the service confident his service and training would open doors in the civilian world. Instead, with no income, the family of four stayed with family and friends for short stints while they struggled to find their footing. “We were pretty much homeless,” he said. “I had lost all of the structure of the military and essentially the job that I was really good...

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