Starbucks to hire 10,000 veterans over next 5 years - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Starbucks to hire 10,000 veterans over next 5 years

Posted: Updated:
(WTVM) -

Starbucks has announced plans to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.

This comes after former defense secretary Robert Gates was appointed to the company's board of directors last year.

Starbucks also plans to open five stores on or near military bases that will share profits with the local communities.

The CEO added as a small gesture, all vets and their spouses will get a free coffee on Veterans Day.

Starbucks joins companies like UPS, J.P. Morgan and Wal-Mart, who also plan to hire veterans.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.