Everyone is quick to share when a company does wrong, so why not be as fast to share good news?
While Starbucks does a handful of things wrong, they also do a bunch of things right. This weekend Starbucks quietly announced a new benefit for it’s employees. The company is already offering a full ride for employees who work more than 20 hours a week through online courses at Arizona State. They’ll now extend that benefit to the children and spouses of employees who are veterans.
This means that the children of veterans employed at Starbucks are eligible to receive a 100% tuition-free college education via ASU.
Just in time for Veterans Day: Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks is announcing today that it will now extend a 100% tuition-free four-year college benefit to the spouse or child of every U.S. veteran or active military reservist employed 20 or more hours a week.
This new benefit, whose zero-tuition price point results from a 42-58 partnership between ASU and Starbucks, will be an additional benefit atop the previously-announced college benefit (also four years, 100% tuition free) that Starbucks extends to every employee who works 20 hours per week or more, which is offered through the online campus of Arizona State University (ASU), an accredited (and generally well-respected) institution, in an approach that has been lauded by the leadership of the U.S. Department of Education.
Starbucks has it's faults, but they are one of the few companies who extend their hand fully to workers who look to better themselves with a quality education. If I were 17 or 18 years old, I would take a gig at Starbucks on for this great opportunity.