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Starbucks making good on promise: Will interview refugees in California for jobs as baristas

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 8, 2017

They say they ultimately want to hire 10,000 refugees because no American young people need jobs! (No they didn’t say that, but they must be thinking it!).

From ABC News in El Cajon (hat tip: Joanne):

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV)–Store managers from throughout San Diego will gather tomorrow at a Starbucks hiring event for refugees who want to train to be baristas.

Nah, I don’t think so…

The U.S. company announced in January it would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The announcement by CEO Howard Schultz came two days after President Donald Trump issued his first executive order putting a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the U.S.

The world’s largest coffee chain said it would focus initial efforts on markets where refugee need is greatest and there’s a store base to meet the need.

According to state and federal data, San Diego fits the bill.

No other California county has received more refugees during the past decade than San Diego county.

In 2016, San Diego settled 3,100 refugees, along with 520 military interpreters on special immigrant visas.

About 30 Starbucks managers will conduct on-the-spot interviews at the International Rescue Committee***‘s office located at 131 E. Main Street in El Cajon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Applicants are encouraged to visit Starbucks online career center prior to the event and bring resumes along with them.

Sheesh, the plot thickens…

At Forbes yesterday (Starbuck’s bad dream).  The story is about a bogus ad campaign (kinda funny, but fake).  But, I learned this:

Say what you will about Howard Schultz, and there’s plenty to say. Mr. Schultz, who served as Starbucks CEO until earlier this year, ran the company like a kid in a candy store, opening all the jars and boxes to taste the goodies inside before moving on. He bought a chain of tea shops, Teavana, then shut them down. He bought a chain of bakeries, La Boulange, then shut them down. He weathered the scorn of critics who called the coffee over-roasted and who derided his plan to hire refugees overseas. [San Diego is not overseas!—ed]

Starbucks CEO Schultz, right, gives the key to the joint to new CEO Kevin Johnson.

It doesn’t hurt to remember that Mr. Schultz is often mentioned as a contender for the democratic presidential nomination in 2020, so there’s a possibility that the latest news is part of an early whisper-campaign to tarnish his image.

Today’s news doesn’t actually involve Mr. Schultz by name but by his commitment to hire 100,000 new employees over the next decade. In the United States, they would be veterans and members of traditionally disadvantaged communities. At the stores outside the US (and Starbucks does business in 27 countries) Starbucks announced that many of the new hires would be refugees.

[Really! Then why are they hiring refugees in California? What about Big Meat and Big Chicken? Won’t Starbucks be competing with them in Cali?—ed]

Go here to see the fake news advertisement (so I won’t get blamed for spreading it).

*** For new readers, the International Rescue Committee is one of the Federal contractors/middlemen/employment agencies/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers? paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities listed below.  Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.

The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, but they also receive myriad grants to service their “New Americans.”

If you are a good-hearted soul and think refugee resettlement is all about humanitarianism, think again! Big businesses/global corporations like Starbucks depend on the free flow of cheap (some call it slave) labor.

The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove these contractors/Leftwing activists/big business head hunters from the process.

10 Responses to “Starbucks making good on promise: Will interview refugees in California for jobs as baristas”

  1. lilyredrose said

    Worm eggs from across the border or e. coli. from the nasties. Gross. We found worms in the commode at a local Mexican food restaurant. Kind of ruins the meal.


  2. tmasierrahills said

    Others will crew Gov Moonbeam’s Bullet Train and serve as Hollywood extras in the next Meryl Streep tearjerker.


  3. MikeyParks said

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t want those tubercular, flea-infested scumbags making my latte.


  4. Holding a starbucks cup in your hand is the same as holding an “L” to your forehead.
    Starbucks uses GMO Corn Syrup in their drinks when MOST other franchises use pure cane sugar…….which is “real” sugar not cancer causing GMO like US Corn.
    Starbucks uses non-organic milk from factory farms
    Starbucks peddles mostly non-organic, GMO (junk) foods and drinks
    Starbucks is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (which spends millions a year trying to block product labeling)
    Starbucks fails the Fair Trade test
    Starbucks is negotiating “free trade” in secret
    an Ethiopian the other day and he told me that Starbucks, while touting that they are providing economic opportunity to workers, etc. (you’ve heard it all before…), what they are really trying to do is to take over the coffee production and pay the workers a pittance…and they do now! Then they go around talking about how great they are. Since that conversation, I buy Ethiopian coffee on line, and NOT from the white distributors in America, DIRECTLY from Ethiopians!!!
    Starbucks, another wolf in sheep’s clothing!
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz can’t seem to find the love — in anyplace but the Starbucks board of directors. That board last January moved to make Schultz the highest-paid CEO in the Pacific Northwest for the fourth straight year. But Schultz remains deeply despised in Seattle for selling away the city’s pro hoops team after taxpayers refused to build him a new arena. And in San Jose activists are now blasting Starbucks for seeking an exemption from having to pay the city’s $15.78 hourly living wage. Schultz, NerdWallet calculated last month, makes $9,637 an hour, 1,096 times the Starbucks average hourly rate. Looking for a Schultz take on all this? You’ll find one in his 2011 memoir: “I love Starbucks because everything we’ve tried to do is steeped in humanity.”


  5. I stopped being a Starbuck’s customer during the campaign last year. That’s too bad, because they had decent coffee and treated their employees well. Fortunately, where I live there are lots of alternatives.

    Starbucks is becoming the CNN of coffee.

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  6. pcockroft said

    One gets what they pay for.


  7. Will these Muslim baristas be allowed to handle sharp knives? What a joke Starbucks has become!

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  8. Won’t that be problematic? Doesn’t Starbucks currently serve sandwiches, some of which are ham and cheese? I guess the Infidels will just have to go without.


  9. Would not trust what they’d put into the coffee.

    Sent from my iPhone


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