Anyone who is/was pissed about Starbucks’ red cups, needs to read this.
The company is now offering free tuition to employees who are veterans, as well members of their families. That’s right, Starbucks announced on Monday, two days before Veterans Day, that it will extend a 100% tuition-free four-year college benefit to the spouse or child of veteran or active military reservist employees who work 20 or more hours a week.
Those employees and their families can receive a degree from Arizona State University‘s online program. Covering tuition is something the company offers every employee who is working 20 or more hours a week, but this is just one of many initiatives Starbucks is taking to take care of those who fight for our country.
The coffee giant also announced that it currently employees more than 5,500 veterans and military spouses. “We have a responsibility as a nation to honor our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice,” said Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz. “Not only do we have a moral duty to engage veterans once they leave the service, we know that doing so in a meaningful way will ultimately strengthen our nation.”
As we all know, having a degree from a college as respectable as Arizona State can open many doors for many military families who have scarified so much.
So, yay, Starbucks.
Do you work at Starbucks?