Starbucks Military Commitment
We ve hired over 12,000 veterans and military spouses since 2013 and we re increasing our commitment to 25,000 by 2025
Today, Americans know fewer veterans than any other generation. But here at Starbucks, veterans, military spouses and civilians work together every day and it s changing our perspectives and our company for the better.
Watch what happens as we get to know each other as co-workers, neighbors and friends.
In 2013, Starbucks committed to hiring 10,000 Veterans and Military spouses by November, 2018. In March, 2017 we reached that goal and pledge to increase that number to 25,000 by 2025. Our commitment extends beyond hiring as we plan to dedicate 100 more Military Family Stores across the U.S. by 2022. It also includes expanded benefits, establishing places for our veteran and military family community to connect with one another, creating volunteer opportunities in their communities and leveraging their unique leadership experience to positively shape our company and our world.
Veterans and military spouses play a vital role in strengthening communities through leadership, service and active civic engagement. Veterans are more likely to vote, volunteer, give to charity and contact public officials as compared to their nonmilitary counterpart.
Our goal is to be the leading corporate advocate and voice for transitioning veterans, military spouses and military families. Through partnerships with like-minded companies, military and veteran service organizations, we strive to bridge the divide between the 1% of Americans who have served in the U.S. military and the 99% who have not.
The leadership skills and work ethic of our veterans and their spouses are exactly what we look for in new partners (employees), and are invaluable to success of our business. We encourage veterans and their spouses to explore career opportunities and unique benefits like our Starbucks College Achievement Plan. For those in the National Guard or Reserves, we offer up to 80 hours of pay each year when service obligations take you away from work.
Starbucks has partnered with Team Red, White and Blue, Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues as a way for more people to honor and serve with veterans and military spouses.
Our 34 (and counting) Starbucks Military Family Stores is a place where our veteran community can work, unwind and connect. These stores (and others) host Military Mondays where local Veteran Service Organizations provide transition guidance and information.
The Starbucks Armed Forces Network (AFN) on Facebook is open to all partners and advocates who want to support our military partners and their families. AFNs mission is to help veterans transition to civilian employment and give all partners the opportunity to strengthen connections while supporting a culture that embraces our military partners and their families.