Starbucks faces backlash over CEO’s vow to hire thousands of refugees

Howard Schultz
In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz speaks during the Starbucks 2016 Investor Day meeting in New York. Schultz said the hiring of refugees would apply worldwide and that within the U.S. recruiting would be prioritize those who have helped serve the U.S. military.

Starbucks Corp.’s vow to hire thousands of refugees after President Donald Trump’s first executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven mostly-Muslim nations appears to be hurting customer sentiment of the coffee chain.


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