Starbucks Takes On U.S. Jobs Woes With Loans, Bracelets

11/01/2011 04:26 pm ET | Updated Jan 01, 2012

Starbucks, a company that has long been criticized for putting small local coffee shops out of business, on Tuesday launched "Create Jobs for USA," a program to raise funds for American small businesses. In an interview with AOL/Huffington Post, CEO Howard Schultz cited his concerns about government gridlock and the unemployment crisis as his reasons for creating the program. Schultz also called on corporate leaders to help solve the jobs crisis.