Every day, we go to work hoping to do two things: share great coffee with our friends and help make the world a little better. It was true when the first Starbucks opened in 1971, and it’s just as true today.
Back then, the company was a single store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. From just a narrow storefront, Starbucks offered some of the world’s finest fresh-roasted whole bean coffees. The name, inspired by Moby Dick, evoked the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders.
In 1981, Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman and chief executive officer) had first walked into a Starbucks store. From his first cup of Sumatra, Howard was drawn into Starbucks and joined a year later.
In 1983, Howard traveled to Italy and became captivated with Italian coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience. He had a vision to bring the Italian coffeehouse tradition back to the United States. A place for conversation and a sense of community. A third place between work and home. He left Starbucks for a short period of time to start his own Il Giornale coffeehouses and returned in August 1987 to purchase Starbucks with the help of local investors.
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection.
Our mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.
Expect More Than Coffee
We’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. We also offer a selection of premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds. And the music you hear in store is chosen for its artistry and appeal.
It’s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. We’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew.
We make sure everything we do is through the lens of humanity – from our commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.
Military veterans are a natural fit for Hilton Worldwide. We share similar Values – like integrity, ownership and teamwork – which support our company’s Mission to become the preeminent global hospitality leader. Your understanding of cultural differences and diversity is also extremely valuable here, as is your ability to lead others. Hilton Worldwide is proud to hire former military men and women and military spouses. It is our commitment to hire 10,000 veterans within the next five years, and provide the training and educational opportunities to support your transition into our organization.
Hilton Worldwide is dedicated to supporting American military veterans and their families. Through our Operation: Opportunity initiative, Hilton Worldwide has made a commitment to hire 10,000 veterans by the end of 2018, and has already placed over 4,200 military in a wide range of positions throughout the U.S.
Among the positions we continuously seek to fill include:
- Guest Services and Front Desk Agents
- Culinary (Cooks, Kitchen Supervisors, Chefs)
- Banquets, Catering and Convention Services
- Restaurant and Food & Beverage Services
- Housekeeping & Laundry
We offer training and career advancement opportunities for those who intend to work hard, prove themselves and over time, acquire the needed operational experience and requisite skills for promotion within the ranks of the leading, global hospitality company.
Additionally, two new military internship educational programs offered through Kendall College and the University of Phoenix are available to help transitioning military receive education and experience that can lead to a career in hospitality management with Hilton Worldwide.
If you are transitioning from active duty, are a US Military Veteran or a Military Spouse with a passion and career focus in hospitality, visit our military career site today to discover a world of career opportunities.
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About Hilton Worldwide:
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. The company’s portfolio includes twelve world-class global brands and an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors.
Hilton Worldwide is proud to hire former military men and women in addition to welcoming the talent of military spouses. It is our commitment to hire 10,000 veterans to join our more than 4200 hotels around the world and our corporate offices within the next five years.
Hilton Worldwide is an Established Partner of:
– Joining Forces Campaign
– Military Spouse Employer Partnerships
– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
– National Association of State Workforce Agencies
On March 18, 2015 The Walt Disney Company Celebrates Three Years of Heroes Work Here Initiative
Heroes Work Here, Disney’s company-wide commitment to hire and support military veterans and encourage other companies to hire them, is celebrating its third anniversary. Disney recently made its 5,000th veteran hire and has played a key role in encouraging other companies to hire those who have served. Companies who have attended Disney-hosted Veterans Institutes (day-long workshops that teach other companies how to create or enhance their existing veteran hiring programs) have reported collectively hiring 5,000 more veterans—for a total of 10,000 jobs for ex-military personnel.