Military & Spouses - Serve With Us
Starbucks is proud to employ veterans and military spouses across our global business. Whether you’re a veteran preparing to transition out of the service, a reservist, or a military spouse, we have a place for you at Starbucks. As a partner (employee), you will have opportunities to get involved in the community and connect with your fellow partners and others with a military background through the Armed Forces Network (AFN). The AFN is focused on creating 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 want to support you in matching your skills and finding your place with us to connect with something bigger than yourself.
In November 2013, Starbucks launched a nationwide initiative to support the military community. The initiative includes a commitment to hire at least 10,000 veterans and spouses by the end of 2018 and provide support to the communities where they live, work and play. Learn more about our commitment.
- Translate Your Skills
Our commitment is to hire at least 10,000 veterans and active duty military spouses by the end of 2018. Military veterans and spouses bring a unique set of skills that allow us to better serve our fellow partners and communities. Share your skills and tell us how you served so we can help identify the opportunity that is right for you.
- Job Search Tips
Discover how working at Starbucks and serving in the military relate. We’ve gathered a few tips to help you submit the best application, shine during your interviews, and connect with Starbucks partners to help you land the right job.
Military & Spouses - Serve With Us
Amy, store manager, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air National Guard, 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 at the Starbucks store in Lakewood.” Learn more about retail careers like Amy's.
Kyle, 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 Spouse
“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.