The CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz has put out a memo to his company that is made to oppose nearly everything Trump has said or done. One passage that has gone viral and has upset a lot of people is his words on hiring 10,000 refugees.
“We have a long history of hiring young people looking for opportunities and a pathway to a new life around the world. This is why we are doubling down on this commitment by working with our equity market employees as well as joint venture and licensed market partners in a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination,” wrote Schultz.
“There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business,” he wrote.
“And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support,” he said.
Many people are upset that Schultz would put the needs of refugees over the needs of out-of-work Americans. However, some are happy, considering that these people are fleeing from terrible areas and this could make it easier for them to assimilate and find jobs and learn to love our country as much as we do.