Starbucks job cuts in region over Gaza war boycotts

JEDDAH: The Gulf retail giant that owns the rights to operate Starbucks in the Middle East is cutting more than 2,000 jobs amid a massive consumer boycott over the coffee chain’s perceived support for Israel.

The job losses at AlShaya Group amount to about 4 percent of its workforce of almost 50,000 people and are mostly concentrated in its Starbucks franchise in the Middle East and North Africa.

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