Starbucks has just opened up the first ever café that is staffed entirely by people between the ages of 55 and 66.
The branch, which opened in Mexico City, is now run by 7 older employees, all of whom are guaranteed insurance for major medical insurance and at least 2 days off per week.
The positions have been adapted for the older workers, too – work shifts will run no longer than 6 and a half hours, and the store shelves have been lowered so that they are more physically accessible.
The staff members are currently being trained by younger baristas – and the seniors have been quick to praise their youthful counterparts for their courtesy and respect.
The hiring initiative was facilitated between Starbucks and the National Institute for the Elderly as a means of providing more work opportunities for seniors.
According to WPXI, Starbucks hopes to hire at least 120 more senior adults by the end of 2018.
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