Starbucks Promised To Hire 10,000 Refugees In California For Jobs As Baristas

In January the Starbucks Company made an announcement that it would interview refugees in California for jobs as baristas and that tomorrow there would be an event held for hiring refugees who want to train to be baristas in El Cajon.

The CEO Howard Schultz announced this news two days after President Trump issued his first executive order putting a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the U.S.

The Starbucks Company, which is the largest coffee chain, said that hiring refugees for jobs as baristas in markets who need refugees workers the most would be their center of interest.

According to state and federal data, San Diego has received more refugees during the last decade than any other California country.

There were 3,100 refugees settled in San Diego, in 2016, together with 520 military interpreters on special immigrant visas.

About 30 Starbucks managers will interview the applicants 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 can visit Starbucks online career center before the event and are requested to bring their resumes with them.

The qualifications of refugee applicants for the barista position will be reviewed by the store managers and will be asked about what it is like to work for Starbucks.

In March, Starbucks also increased its promise to hire more veterans and military spouses from 10,000 to 25,000 by 2025.


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