Seattle based coffee chain Starbucks has announced plans to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
This comes after former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was appointed to Starbucks Board of Directors last year.
The company's Chief Executive Howard Schultz says his company also plans to open five stores on or near military bases that will share profits with the local community.
With this plan, Starbucks joins companies like UPS, JPMorgan and Walmart who also plan hire veterans.
Schultz also says as a small gesture all vets and their spouses will get a free tall brewed coffee on Veterans Day.
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