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SEATTLE–Coffee titan and USO partner Starbucks hosted a USO Transition 360 Alliance Career Opportunity Day on Thursday at Starbucks Center.
The synergy at Thursday’s event was ideal, as Starbucks – which has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in product to troops through the USO – has committed to hiring 10,000 former service members and their family members by 2018.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity for [the USO Transition 360 Alliance],” Starbucks Military Talent Acquisition Director Tom Tice said in an interview last month. “This venture into employment for the USO in partnership with other organizations like Hire Heroes USA really brings a new value to what the USO is doing for service members and their families.
"Starbucks is really honored from a military recruiting perspective to be a part of that. And I think we’re going to be able to build a relationship that can last.”
Career Opportunity Days, a joint venture between the USO and Hire Heroes USA, give transitioning service members the chance to do mock interviews and get real-time feedback with perspective employers. Sometimes, those interviews turn into real jobs.