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Starbucks plans to employ 10,000 refugees






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Starbucks has said it would employ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The boss of the international chain is unhappy with President Donald Trump's ban on people from seven Muslim countries. The boss promised to welcome people escaping from war, violence and discrimination. He said: "There are more than 65 million…refugees, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them…in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business."

Many Trump supporters are angry with Starbucks and want a boycott of the coffee shops. They want Starbucks to help the unemployed war veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks has hired 8,800 veterans since 2013. Mr Trump's supporters want people to boycott companies who are negative about the President. Opponents of Mr. Trump started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet to get people to avoid companies linked to Mr Trump.

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