Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees

January 30, 2017

Starbucks Corp. founder, chairman and CEO Howard Schultz said Sunday that the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees around the world, in a letter rebuking actions by President Donald Trump’s administration regarding immigration and healthcare.

Schultz, who will step down from the CEO role later this year, released the letter on a day in which protests involving tens of thousands of Americans erupted nationwide over President Trump’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American dream, being