26 Dec '16, 8am

Top 10 Starbucks Partner Stories of 2016

Starbucks humanity shows up year-round, especially in the way the company shares success with its partners (employees) and how they connect with the people and communities they serve. In 2016, the Starbucks Newsroom featured more than 100 stories about partners. Here are some of our favorite stories: 1. Sam the Dancing Barista A teenager with autism, who became a social media sensation almost a year ago, said he always wanted to work for Starbucks, and now he hopes more employers will give people with special needs an opportunity to succeed. Social media attention began for Sam after a customer in Toronto, Canada, noticed him dancing as he prepared beverages and thought the moment was video-worthy. More than 72 million people agreed. That’s how many have watched the video Carley Fleischmann posted on her social pages and watched spread through Facebook on the Love What Mat...

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