Starbucks partners on job creation program

Starbucks partners on job creation program

Coffee chain establishes Create Jobs for USA with the Opportunity Finance Network, based on in-store donations

Starbucks Coffee Co. next month is planning to ask customers to pay $5 or more toward a national fund for community business lending in a move aimed at creating jobs.

The Seattle-based coffee chain said Monday it is partnering with the Opportunity Finance Network, or OFN, to launch the “Create Jobs for USA” program.

Starting Nov. 1, Create Jobs for USA will begin accepting donations online or at Starbucks’ nearly 6,800 locations throughout the U.S.

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