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Military & Spouses - Serve With Us

    Starbucks is proud to employ veterans and military spouses across our global business. Our Armed Forces Network (AFN) is a community of Starbucks partners and their families who are active duty, veterans or supporters. With your diverse experiences and work ethic, as well as your direct alignment with our mission to inspire and nurture our community, we support you in finding your place with us to connect with something bigger than yourself. Read more about our commitment.

    1. Hiring Heroes
      Honor, duty, service. Your military background makes you a natural fit for a career at Starbucks. We are team-focused, and are bound by our shared values for creating a special experience for customers and partners. We are results-driven, through the lens of humanity. Start your future with Starbucks and explore retail store careers and corporate careers.
    2. College Achievement Plan

      This great benefit just got better. The Starbucks College Achievement plan has expanded to allow Active Military, Reservist or Veteran partners to not only earn a degree themselves, but also extend this benefit to a child or spouse. Let’s empower veterans and military families, learn more.

    Military & Spouses - Serve With Us

    Ann Starbucks Military SpouseAmy, store manager, U.S. Air Force Veteran, and Military Spouse
    “It doesn’t matter what service you are in—the military trains everyone to be a leader, no matter your rank. I’ve enjoyed serving my country where I’ve been able to help accomplish our nation’s objectives while knowing that I’m working for something bigger than myself. When my deployment was over, I attended a military job fair where I met Starbucks® district manager Devin Craig. As a fellow veteran, he had special appreciation for my military experience. Now, I use my leadership and communication skills I learned in the military to lead a dynamic team of partners as a store manager. ” Learn more about retail careers like Amy's.


    Kyle Military Spouse and BaristaKyle, barista, Military Spouse
    “I love coffee and Starbucks, and became a partner because of the support the company provides to veterans and military spouses like me. My father served 34 years in the Army to honor his country and take care of his family, and my spouse is an officer in the Army who has plans to pursue a degree and career. I recently joined Starbucks as a partner, and was provided with an immediate opportunity to make a difference in the local military community. Since day one, I’ve been able to volunteer through the alliance between our Lakewood Military Community Store and the Tacoma Goodwill’s Operation: GoodJobs program, which provides services and support to military veterans pursuing employment. One of my short-term goals is to finish a bachelor’s degree and pursue a management career at Starbucks. I know that I’ll be able to accomplish my goals thanks to the new Starbucks College Achievement Plan, the skills I’m gaining in my job and the support system I have at work and home.” Learn more about retail careers like Kyle's.

    Ann, shift supervisor, Military SpouseAnn Military Spouse Shift Supervisor
    “Growing up, I saw firsthand how important military service was to my family. My grandfather served in the Army, my sister served in the Air Force and now my spouse serves in the Army. My spouse joined the Army because he wanted to protect the everyday freedoms of the American people, and has dreams to go on and continue making a big difference and impact in this world. One of the reasons I became a partner over seven years ago is because Starbucks is committed to serving us (partners), customers and the communities we do business in. I love being a partner for many reasons, but the reason closest to my heart is the company’s commitment to helping military families [ like mine ] transition back to civilian life. I am excited about my future, and have goals which include returning to school to pursue my master’s degree and transitioning to a job at the Starbucks Support Center." Learn more about retail careers like Ann's.

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