January 28, 2015
USBLN® Member Starbucks: Hiring Workers with Disabilities at Starbucks Largest Distribution Plant

Starbucks Inclusion AcademyThe national unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 11.2 percent – double the jobless rate for the general population, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Recognizing that disparity, Starbucks is launching an on-the-job training program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities at its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center.

The plant in Minden, Nevada employs 210 people who distribute products to Starbucks® stores worldwide. Several of the partners (employees) have completed the Starbucks Inclusion Academy program which helps them gain skills and work experience in manufacturing and distribution.

Read the full article: http://news.starbucks.com/news/hiring-workers-with-disabilities-at-starbucks-largest-distribution-plant

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