If you haven’t heard this story, you need to because Starbucks…that company that sells $4.00 coffee…has gone above and beyond in its effort to keep Americans working, and we actually have a chance to help.
What happened was that waiting for the government to solve the jobs problem had left us with yet another slow quarter and a still struggling economy when Starbucks decided not to wait any longer for someone else to fix the problem, instead launching the Create Jobs For USA program. I’m sure you’ve seen their sign if, like me, you are an avid Starbucks fan.
And the program is having an effect, as the people of the tiny town of East Liverpool, Ohio, will be glad to tell you. Once known as the pottery capitol of the world, East Liverpool thrived until people began to realize that it was cheaper to have their pottery items manufactured in China, and the town known for its pottery began the struggle to stay alive.
However, as part of the Starbucks campaign, East Liverpool’s American Mug and Stein was given the job of crafting a portion of the mugs that you see used in Starbucks today, and that you may purchase there as well.
The plant was looking shutting down in the face, when it received the word from Starbucks that allowed it to keep its doors open, and the promise of continued orders has taken the closing option off of the table.
Not only will the plant preserve jobs, but it will add eight more as well.
While this might not save East Liverpool, it does help, and it does draw attention to what we can do here in this country if we all decide to pull together.
And what will it cost us? Well, these American made mugs will be ABOUT A DOLLAR higher than those manufactured in China…not much to pay for saving American jobs now is it?
And just in case you aren’t sure which mug it is that you should buy, just look for the ones with the word Indivisible written on the front…indivisible we are indeed when we stand shoulder to shoulder, working as a team to save this grand old country!
*Because of time constraints, I have given you the bare bones of this story. I hope you will take the time to do a little research into Create Jobs for USA because there is much more to the story as well as other American made items that may be purchased at a Starbucks store.