Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz has decided to hire 10,000 refugees in 75 countries over the time period of 5 years. The decision has come after the US President decided to ban refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim states.
Trump has halted the influx of travelers from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Libya for the course or four months, stating that it will help cope terrorism. The decision left the US resident and employees, from the stated countries, in confusion and sparked anger amongst them.
Starbucks CEO issued a letter to employees that it would do everything under authority to support the workers who have been affected by the ban. He announced:
“The hiring efforts announced on Sunday would start in the United States by initially focusing on individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where the military has asked for such support.”
Schultz has also affirmed his employees that the company will provide the health coverage, in case Trump overshadows the insurance. As Trump has been vocal about ending any affiliation with Affordable Care Act – Obamacare, it seems that Starbucks will have to provide the workers with necessary health insurance too.
Schultz step to help employees being forced to leave the states is commendable, as such a big coffee giant standing against cruel policy will help America regain its lost foothold.