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Monday, 30 January 2017 07:39

Starbucks Plans to Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump’s Travel Ban

Written by  RT

American coffee house chain Starbucks has announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees around the world over the next five years.

The announcement comes two days after US President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees from certain Muslim countries.

In a letter to employees, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz said the company would do everything possible to support affected workers. He said the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the United States with the focus on immigrants “who have served with US troops as interpreters and support personnel.”

“I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack,” Schultz said, adding that Starbucks would aim to communicate with workers more frequently.

On Friday President Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries. He explained the decision, which has sparked widespread international criticism, as motivated by the urge to be “protecting our own citizens and border.”

According to the Starbucks CEO, the company plans to strengthen its business in the “critically important market” of Mexico, which has also been a target of Trump’s policies.

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I don't think most of your new people will get along very well with your girly-boy employees...... just say'n

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Trump is doing great job.He is right on target and doing a great job .In fact, he is doing more since elected than Obama did in his 8 years. Keep up the great work potus. John BIHARY

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I don't drink Starbucks to begin with. However, I am glad the focus will be on US troop interpreters/personnel.
I certainly think it is a means of "spotlighting" (putting one's self in the spotlight) by the CEO and that employees now working won't be fired just for this.

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Boycott Starbucks.

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You Go Shultz! I want to watch you lose your empire,Oh by the way their are 10,000
Americans who need jobs to,what about them you traitor.

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IT'S TIME FOR A "NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF STARBUCKS!" SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT AND ALL LAW ABIDING, LEGAL AMERICANS!

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(Updated: January 30, 2017)

This is just posturing. He can hire whomever he wants all over the world. I do not see what that has to do with Trump. But if he hires refugees instead of unemployed U.S. citizens, in the U.S. he will pay a price.

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Starbucks coffee is NOT my cup of "tea." I don't drink their coffee. (I do drink coffee just not theirs) The CEO of Starbucks is also anti-American Veterans. By him moving, it must show that people are not buying their "overpriced" coffees and he's looking to diversify in other countries. As if those poor countries will pay for that "overpriced" junk. He'll soon come whining back to the US, where his stupid liberal friends will fund him, no doubt.

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Well I hope all of you Alien loving Jerkwads are happy you just Lost jobs for 10,000 Americans and for what DUMB ASSES, THERE IS NO HOPE LEFT

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I don't buy from Starbuck's anyway. Their coffee is awful, and the company is fascist.

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Yes, and every American who can't get a job will be thrilled to hear this news.

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Ask Howard if he has any Starbucks in the countries President Trump listed in the TEMPORARY ban - bet he doesn't have one! I wonder why!!!???

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Boycott anything that has to do with the liberals. See if their wonderful lifestyles are affected. Hollywood, Starbuck, all these fascists jerks. They think us conservatives are fascists and racists, let the illegals and muslims live in their backyards and let the libs support them I am tired of my tax dollars going to support non citizens when we have millions citizens here needing help.

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Starbuck's you are becoming increasingly tiresome with your "up yours" attitude toward anything Republican or Conservative. What you tend to forget is that many Conservatives and Republicans also buy your ridiculously expensive products. So I'm thinking maybe we should leave your product only for the people you obviously support and see how long you stay in business. In addition, regarding Schultz comment “I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack,”. I suggest Mr. Schultz get on the Ellis Island website and do some serious reading. We used to vet every immigrant fully, including a health check. Some were readily admitted, some remained on Ellis Island for different reasons before being admitted and some were returned to their countries of origin. It worked far better than the "whatever" we have going on today.

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Here is another example of a company selling out the American worker. Have never nor will I ever buy from a buisness that sells out it's own people. I hope all you people reading quit patronizing Starbucks!!

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You better be paying them 15 an hour.It's sad you think these people are so incapable and you need good slaves to work for you...how disgusting you are Starbucks.I will never visit your establishment again..

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And, yet, another good reason to avoid that overpriced coffee place.

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There is a very small number of interpreters or immigrants who assisted American soldiers in war. That leaves thousands of immigrants Starbucks will hire over American workers. This is part of the reason the citizens elected Trump. I would halt ALL immigration for a few years like we did in the 70s, as we deport all illegals and criminals.

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did they ever consider that you could work for our military as a local interpreter in Iraq but still have intentions to harm people if they are allowed to enter our country? Seems like a good way to beat the system. That's why they still need to be vetted.

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Gavin Gilgen Written by Gavin Gilgen
January 30, 2017
There can be no vetting as these countries do not keep records of them period....
Barbara Haring Written by Barbara Haring
January 30, 2017
You mean kind of like the guy who reeked havoc at Fort Hood in 2009. You know, the workplace violence that took place when in fact the guy was a radical Muslim. There are some who have assisted that there is no question they meant well, but all need vetting to make sure.

Just a couple of observations....First, Thank you Starbuck for listening to President Trump and hiring more people to work in your business. It is wonderful to see the socialist-left doing exactly what Trump promised...creating more jobs.
Secondly, you are going to hire 2000 people from all around the entire world every year, but doesn't that mean you will not be hiring Americans? for the next 5 years....because what you said, seems to prefer "other nationalities" in the world than Americans. Not to be rude, but when you hire these 10,000 people / 2000 every year for 5 years, as you said, and they all will be from other countries, will they have to be Muslims or does it matter at all who or what they believe to work in your business'? Just wondering...Of course, if they are true believing Muslims living in America, you understand that they believe that they are to legally demand "prayer breaks" 5 times a day...regardless of your business hours... and they believe that gays and lesbians are evil infidels and should be put to death, even if they come into your business and want to order coffee and food...and if they work and discover their fellow workers are gay, what will you do...perhaps you might want to "re-think" your generous offer? Thanks for attempting to obey Trump's proposition to created more jobs in America for Americans as well as any who want to live and love us here in Our Country. Cowboy Ron

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