Starbucks will create more than 200,000 global jobs by 2021. In the United States alone, 68,000 jobs will be generated.
CNBC reports that Starbucks will create 240,000 jobs around the world by 2021. Moreover, 68,000 jobs will be added in the United States alone, a move made possible due to the coffee shop opening 3,400 new stores.
Starbucks' efforts to create jobs by hiring veterans, military spouses, and the youth in America, and even refugees around the world, have made it the leader in job creation, according to Forbes. CNBC writes that Starbucks successfully reached its goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018 and is going to expand that number to 25,000 by 2025.
Its goal of hiring 10,000 youth by 2018 was also accomplished and it is going to raise the target to 100,000 by 2020. Its new projects include adding to its 32 military family stores by opening a hundred more, as well as hiring 10,000 refugees by 2022.
Not all of its job creation plans have been well received by the public. Its decision to hire refugees around the world has been met with resistance and boycott, reports Forbes, with people seeing the shop as against the hiring of American workers.
It can be seen, however, from its projects previously mentioned that Starbucks' plans for refugees are not in opposition to its goals within the United States. Moreover, Ernst & Young has partnered with the coffee giant to provide legal advice for the latter's employees and their families free of charge in order to help them with immigration issues that may arise.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stated that a public company has a role that is "steeped in humanity" and that all companies do not simply have an obligation to make money but also to do what is ethical. He said that not every business decision is an economic decision.