SEATTLE – Seattle based Starbucks Corporation has made a decision that will affect their stores worldwide. They will now only hire Italians as Baristas.
“How can we, with a clear conscious, say that we care about respecting cultures when we hire Baristas from multiple ethnicities to serve Cappuccinos and Lattes, which are clearly Italian. Even our sizes are in Italian, i.e. Venti and Trenta It is only appropriate that we hire ethnic Italians if we are to truly be a culturally sensitive corporation. We must lead by example in order to make this world a better place,” said a Starbucks representative to Mendaco Press.
As of September 2018, Starbucks is present on 6 continents and in 76 countries and territories, with a total of 27,340 locations.
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