Bradleigh-Ann Walker Senior Content Editordecided to donate $30 million for PTSD and brain trauma research linked to veterans. Schultz has openly criticized the government for neglecting to properly care for returning soldiers. "These young men and women who are coming home from multiple deployments are not coming home to a parade. They're not coming home to a celebration. They're coming home to an American public that really doesn't understand, and never embraced, what these people have done," he said. Starbucks made the announcement last winter that they were planning on hiring 10,000 army veterans and spouses of those serving in the military. Schultz said that returning soldiers are "extraordinarily valuable to any business, any institution, any enterprise", and that they'd not only be given barista positions, but would be leading teams and working in management as well when hired. Considering the soldiers spent so much time overseas, the new employees would also "offer international experience and foreign language skills" that Starbucks would welcome.
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