Coffee company takes on Starbucks' refugee plan, pledges to hire 10,000 veterans

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In the wake of Starbucks' announcement that it would hire thousands of refugees over the next five years, a veteran-owned coffee business has put forth its own hiring initiative-- just for former U.S. service members.

On Sunday, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz  pledged to hire 10,000 refugees across 75 countries in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees and visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

On Wednesday, the Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), a veteran owned and operated gourmet coffee purveyor, responded to Starbucks-- or “Hipsterbucks” as they call the global coffee chain--announcing a pledge via Instagram to hire 10,000 veterans.

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