Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, tells CBS News that the company will spend $30 million to help Iraq and Afghan war veterans get job training and fund research into PTSD and brain trauma.
“The truth of the matter is, and I say this with respect, more often than not, the government does a very — a much better job of sending people to war than they do bringing them home,” Schultz says. “These young men and women who are coming home from multiple deployments are not coming home to a parade. They’re not coming home to a celebration. They’re coming home to an American public that really doesn’t understand, and never embraced, what these people have done.”
Schultz plans to hire 10,000 veterans or their spouses over the next five years.