POSTED: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 4:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 4:54pm
Back in September, President Obama unveiled his $447 billion dollar jobs plan. Today, Starbucks, the international coffee chain, announced a plan to help get America... back to work. Starbucks corporation will begin accepting donations of $5 dollars or more, from the public, starting November first, as part of the "Create Jobs for USA" program. The world's largest coffee-shop chain has contributed $5 million dollars to launch the initiative, which is partnered with community development financial institutions, or CDFI's, that help local economies by funding new entrepreneurial business and micro-enterprises. Tom Mullins with the Tyler Economic Development Council says it's a unique approach to creating jobs.
Watch the video above for the full story.
For more information on the "Create Jobs for USA" program, how to contribute or get involved in CDFI's visit these links below:
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