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As Veterans Small Business Week kicks off, Starbucks has announced plans to increase veteran hiring and use community stores to support service members.

Via  NBC News.com

By Kate Taylor

updated 11/6/2013 3:47:11 PM ET

Starbucks announced  plans today to hire at least 10,000 veterans and active duty spouses in the next five years, as part of a wider strategy of veteran support.

With Starbucks’s growth and more than 1 million active duty members of the U.S. military transitioning to civilian life in the coming years, Starbucks sees the commitment as a strategic form of outreach to the military community. The coffee chain will also attempt to engage active duty spouses, a group who faces an unemployment rate more than double the national average.

“The values we are creating for shareholders is tied to the values that guide us as an organization,” said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in a statement. “As I look at the opportunity ahead of us, we’re going to need to hire men and women with like-minded values and the right job skills in order to continue our current levels of growth.”

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