The coffee chain american Starbucks will hire 10,000 refugees around the world in the next five years, in response to the decree of the anti-immigration controversial taken by the president, Donald Trump.
“The promise of the american dream is called into question”. “I write to you today with great concern, with a heavy heart and a promise,” wrote in a letter posted online Sunday, the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz. “We live in an unprecedented era, a time in which (…) the promise of the american dream is called into question,” he continued.
refugees from 75 countries at war. Howard Schultz, close to the democratic Party, indicates that Starbucks is in contact with the employees affected by the presidential decree that had put in place severe restrictions in access to the u.s. territory and “checks extreme” to the detriment of citizens of seven muslim countries (Syria, Libya, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen). The group is committed to hiring people who have fled wars, persecution and discrimination in the 75 countries where it is present in the next five years.
Starbucks will start by recruiting the interpreters of the army. in The United States, Starbucks is going to start by recruiting the refugees who worked for the u.s. army, as interpreters, for example. The chain also undertakes to reimburse the fees paid by the employees as part of the program, DACA, implemented in 2012 by Barack Obama. This program has helped more than 750,000 illegal immigrants arrived in the u.s. when they were minors to obtain permits of residence and work.
“We need to ensure that our elected officials hear us individually and collectively. Starbucks is doing its part,” said the officer, adding that the coffee chain wants to serve its customers wherever they are, “in a christian country or a muslim country”.
“Build bridges and not walls with Mexico”. Howard Schultz, one of the few CEO americans to interfere in political debates, such as the issue of race relations two years ago, has also flown Sunday to the rescue of another privileged target of Donald Trump : Mexico. “Build bridges and not walls with Mexico,” he says, in reference to the wall that the new american president wants to erect at the border between the United States and Mexico to prevent illegal immigration.
support Hillary Clinton. Starbucks will continue to invest in Mexico, where he is the owner of 600 cafes, and employs 7,000 people. Howard Schultz supported Hillary Clinton, the opponent of Donald Trump, during the election campaign, but rejected any idea of running for a political office, despite persistent rumours. It is in particular the intention to run in the next presidential election.