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Lattes For Jobs: Starbucks Solicits Donations To Invest In Communities

Starbucks wants to create some jobs. But the coffee behemoth isn’t planning to hire a battalion of new baristas, instead it will launch a plan next week to dabble in microfinance. Starting today, customers at the nearly 7,000 company-owned cafes will be able to donate to a community finance fund that will give low-interest loans to job-creating projects at the local level.