Large Seattle Employers Now Support ‘Head Tax’

Large Seattle Employers Now Support ‘Head Tax’

In 2018, the major employers in Washington fought viciously against the so-called “head tax,” a tax on large employers meant to address Seattle’s rising homelessness crisis. Amazon, the state’s third largest private employer, went so far as to threaten to abandon...
Biggest Starbucks On the Planet Opens in Chicago

Biggest Starbucks On the Planet Opens in Chicago

The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the center of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile looks like a steampunk-themed art house. The 35,000-square-foot space is welcoming, a restful palace of calm greens, pale oak, bronze, and slate, with a coffee-bar so deeply-retro-futurist...
Starbucks Wants to Conquer China’s Coffee Culture

Starbucks Wants to Conquer China’s Coffee Culture

Starbucks is already one of the most recognizable brands in the United States. Stand on any street corner in any U.S. city, and you’re likely to see one of their locations, if not several. But the company is not content just to dominate the domestic market. They have...
Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks CEO

Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks CEO

Howard Schultz announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down as CEO of Starbucks on April 3, 2017, handing over control of 25,000 coffee shops in 75 countries. Schultz will remain executive chairman while the CEO position is shifted to Kevin Johnson, the current...
Starbucks to Give Employees Hefty Raise

Starbucks to Give Employees Hefty Raise

It’s a good day to be a Starbucks barista. The coffee giant has announced it will be giving all employees a raise in both their stock options and wages, thus making Starbucks employment even more desirable. CEO Howard Schultz laid out his plan for employees in a...
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