Starbucks to hire 240,000—and, possibly, you

The company announced its lofty hiring goal in a recent shareholders meeting. Interested communicators can take advantage of available positions at the coffee chain and elsewhere.

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One might say Starbucks’ hiring goals have been injected with a shot of caffeine.

The company’s chief executive, Howard Schultz, marked the 25th annual meeting of shareholders—his last before successor Kevin Johnson takes over—by announcing the creation of 240,000 jobs.

Roughly 68,000 of those jobs will be in the United States, and the goal is part of Starbucks’ plan to open 12,000 new stores around the world (3,400 of those in the U.S.) by 2021.

In a press release, Starbucks touted its accomplishments with its hiring goals:

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