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Forbes: Hitting Back at Trump’s Executive Order, Starbucks CEO Vows to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Howard Schultz vows to hire 10,000 refugees over next five years.

With Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz mere months away from ceding his CEO title to Kevin Johnson, he’s still making big waves before stepping down in April. On Sunday night, Schultz sent a letter to Starbucks employees condemning President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) for a minimum of 90 days.

"I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise," Schultz’s letter begins. “We will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day."

In his letter, Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, assist employees who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and support Mexican customers and partners.

Other major corporations to speak out over the weekend included Tesla, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.

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