If you're trying to put yourself through school or launch your career as a puppeteer/rapper, Starbucks is an excellent side job. Unlike many other retail chains, Starbucks even offers benefits to part-timers, along with stock options, a 401(k) match and a free pound of coffee a week. But some older Starbucks... Read More »
Lots of baristas are disaffected, quietly cursing persnickety customers, and sneaking caffeine or full-fat milk into those patrons' drinks. But if they want to keep a career in customer service, they would be wise to keep their gripes off the Internet. A Seattle coffee shop worker has just been fired after... Read More »
For many people, applying to online ads can feel a little like playing the lottery. The odds of winning a job are stacked against you. But as job search capabilities and social media converge, that is about to change big time -- and to the job hunters' benefit. Read More »
One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits.
For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks,... Read More »
This year marks the 15th anniversary for Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. In that span only three companies -- GE, Berkshire Hathaway, and P&G -- have ranked first in their industry every time. This year's all-star list is led by tech companies, and Apple takes the No. 1 spot. Read More »
Eli Pierre has over a decade of experience in the food industry, and a rave recommendation from his last employer. So he was surprised when his interviewer for a position at a California Starbucks told him he'd be unable to work there. Now he's suing for disability discrimination.
The 25-year-old was born... Read More »
Starbucks is an all-American institution, fueling the work lives of millions of Americans with triple shots of espresso, and helping unemployed Americans get work, through their recent "Create Jobs for USA" campaign. But Starbucks has decided to take its next cue from across the Atlantic. The world's largest... Read More »
Not every American billionaire attended an Ivy League school, or even went to college. There is a select group of "Blue Collar Billionaires" who may prefer driving pick-ups to cruising in luxury sedans. From humble beginnings they started their fortunes with sweat equity in, mostly, blue-collar industries. Read More »
With Veteran's Day approaching, the nation is turning its eyes towards America's warriors. This year's annual veterans' commemoration comes at a vital time for the members of America's armed forces. It was just last month that President Barack Obama made the announcement that the last 40,000 combat troops... Read More »
The public image of corporations has soured during the financial crisis. The boom of the 1990s created a national climate in which corporate brands were held up as national icons. But once the bubble burst, and executives were seen as breaching the public trust in the interest of their companies' bottom line,... Read More »
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe.
Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks will begin collecting donations of $5 or more from customers to stimulate U.S. job growth through its "Jobs for USA" program. The Seattle-based... Read More »
Last week, I was about halfway to work when I got a little cool, and decided to zip up my coat. But for whatever reason, I couldn't get it to zip, so I kept walking. About halfway to the office, I caught my reflection in a window and realized I couldn't zip my coat because it was on inside out.
I'm convinced... Read More »
Christopher Cristwell, 25, is a Starbucks employee with a knack for satire. When he uploaded an acoustic ballad about his employer -- performed in nothing but shorts and a green Starbucks apron -- it quickly went viral. Viral Youtube videos can be launching pads for careers, but in this case, Cristwell was... Read More »
The government is suing Starbucks Coffee Company for firing a barista in El Paso because she is a dwarf.
When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day, claiming that she could be a danger to customers and workers,... Read More »